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Thursday, July 30, 2020
House Passes Health Care Bill with FPA Language »
We are thrilled to report that last evening, the Massachusetts House passed their health care bill, H. 4888, renamed as An...
Thursday, July 16, 2020
MCNP Welcomes First Executive Director »
MCNP is excited to welcome Catherine (Cathy) McKinnon as the first Executive Director (ED) of the Massachusetts Coalition...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Online Election for Open MCNP Officer Positions »
The offices of President-Elect, Vice President and Recording Secretary are on the election ballot for this year....
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Op Ed on Restrictive SOP Laws for NPs »
Nick Sibilla, Senior Contributor, Policy 4/29/2020 As the coronavirus continues to rage, it remains critical to “raise...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
2020 New England Regional NP Conference Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns »
I n light of the public heath recommendations related to COVID-19 and the vital role nurse practitioners are playing in o...

State Legislative News
Monday, June 29, 2020
Massachusetts Senate Passes S. 2769 »
Thank you to the 468 MCNP members and supporters who responded to our call to action and sent emails to their state senato...
Friday, June 19, 2020
Senate Advances Healthcare Bill While SAVE Bill Sent to Study »
On June 18, 2020 the Massachusetts Senate released the Patients First Act, An Act Relative to Putting Patients First (S...
Thursday, May 7, 2020
MA Health Policy Brief on the NP Workforce Supports Less Restrictive Scope of Practice »
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) met virtually on May 6, 2020 and a s part of the meeting, the  Car...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Governor Files Legislation for Liability Protections for HealthCare Workers During COVID-19 Response »
Governor Baker Files Legislation To Provide Health Care Workers Liability Protections During COVID-19 Response &...
Friday, March 27, 2020
Governor Baker Issues Executive Order Granting Temporary Independent Prescriptive Practice »
During a news conference this morning, Governor Charles Baker and Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders a...

State Action Alerts
Sunday, February 25, 2018
MCNP Asking Members to Support PATCH Bill »
The MCNP is asking members to support An Act to Protect Access to Confidential Healthcare   (H. 2960/S. 2296) whic...
Friday, January 16, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Co-Sponsors Needed for HD 2782/SB 311 »
On January 16, 2015 the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners along with the Massachusetts Association of Nurse A...
Monday, June 9, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Week 2 Action Request for 4 to 4 Campaign in Support of Amendment #935 »
We had a great response to Week 1 of our 4 to 4 Campaign in support of Budget Amendment #935 . Thank you...
Monday, June 2, 2014
4 to 4 Advocacy Campaign in Support of Amendment #935 »
It's time for advanced practice nurses to declare our independence from restrictive practice requirements! B...
Sunday, May 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Please Support Senator Richard Moore's Senate Budget Amendment #935 »
On Friday 5/16/14, Senator Richard Moore filed Amendment # 935 to the Senate Budget that would require a Senate vote on ou...

BORN, DPH & MassHealth Updates
Friday, June 12, 2020
CDC Immunization Guidance During COVID-19 »
MA DPH Immunization Division News Please see the following message from the CDC, regarding immunization guidance duri...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Food Assistance Resources for MassHealth Members »
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of individuals and families across Massachusetts are facing food in...
Monday, May 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Pharmacist Administration of Medications for the treatment of Mental Illness and SUD »
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Heal...

Federal Action Alert
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
ANA Action Alert to Extend NP MAT Prescription Authority »
  ***   ANA ACTION ALERT *** Nurses are on the front lines of the opioid cr...
Sunday, April 12, 2015
ANA Urges Members to Act in Support of Pending Medicare Legislation »
Please take a moment to respond to this federal action alert that has important implications for all advanced practice nur...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AANP Action Alert Regarding Modernizing VHA APRN Scope of Practice »
AANP Call to Action In Support  of Modernizing VHA APRN Scope Practice      Ask your M...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AANP Call to Action in Support of Legislation to Fix DME Face-to-Face Requirement »
Under current law, CMS has been tasked with enforcing a rule that would require an NP to obtain a physician's documentatio...

Federal Legislative News
Sunday, January 1, 2017
DEA Issues Revised Announcement Regarding Renewal Applications »
The US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently reversed most of the changes to its registration renew...
Tuesday, December 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Department of Veteran Affairs Issues Final Ruling on APRN Practice »
Effective Date:01/13/2017 AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Final rule with comment period....
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Payment "Fix" Results in Gains for APRNs »
Medicare Payment "Fix" Includes Key Provisions for Nurses APRNs Included in Incentive Program, Gain Ability to Ord...
Friday, February 27, 2015
Supreme Court Ruling Has Regulatory Implications for APN Practice »
On February 25, 2015 the Supreme Court ruled that a North Carolina dental regulatory board illegally suppressed compe...
Monday, July 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Victory for Kentucky NPs »
Nurse Practitioners Gain Flexibility With New State Law  By Lisa Gillespie KHN Staff Writer Jul 14, 2014  ...

Thursday, October 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MCNP PAC Update and Call for Donations »
The first half of 2014 was a busy and productive time for the MCNP Political Action Committee (MCNP-PAC). Members of the M...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Key State Senators Need Your Support »
State Senators Moore and Pacheco Need Your Support As many of you are aware, Senator Richard Moore (D- Uxbridge)...

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