Provisions emphasize screening in the ED and suicide resources.
ENA calls signing of Dr. Lorna Breen Act a victory for mental health and well-being of emergency nurses.
ENA President Ron Kraus expressed the association's support for the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Act in a written statement to a House subcommittee on health.
Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act aims to improve suicide risk protocols.
ENA announced its support for the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act of 2021 and its goal of protecting the safety of emergency nurses and other health care providers.
The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Services Act of 2019, ENA priority legislation, was passed Thursday by the House of Representatives.
The Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act would create a grant program within the Department of Health and Human Services that is focused on assisting EDs develop ways to better identify, assess and treat patients with signs of suicidality.
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today issued the following statement in opposition to the passage of any bill in the Senate that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act without protecting emergency health care services and access to care for those who suffer from a mental illness or substance use disorder:
The following organizations join the statement below, opposing President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate funding for the EMSC program in his fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget: the American Ambulance Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Children’s Health Fund, Emergency Nurses Association, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, National Association of State EMS Officials, National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, National EMS Management Association and Save the Children.