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NLN Capitol Connection - November 2018

11/07/2018
Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act
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November 6, 2018

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6

capitol connection 1     Through elections, citizens have the ability to decide on who represents them in government, be it a local official, a state or national representative, or the president. A government that is elected by its citizens affects every aspect of our lives from schools to health care to homeland security, voting is an important right in our society. By voting, you are making your voice heard. Don't forget to make your voice heard on November 6, 2018. Read more...

PRESIDENT SIGNS OPIOID BILL

capitol connection 2     On October 24th, President Trump signed into law the bipartisan Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (HR 6). This legislation stems from months of work from both chambers of Congress to address the opioid epidemic. Further, it addresses the issue broadly by including prevention, treatment, and law enforcement efforts.

Additionally, the legislation includes the provision allowing for more flexibility with respect to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders (Section 3201). Read more...

The next edition of the Capitol Connection will be published on December 4, 2018.

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