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State Legislative News
Friday, August 7, 2020
FPA Update - What's Next? »
As previously reported, the MCNP stand-alone bills for Full Practice Authority were sent to study in June but the Massachu...
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...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Legislative Update - March 2020 »
Our SAVE Bill for Full Practice Authority   ( H.1867   and   S.1330 ) , rema...
Monday, February 3, 2020
More Positive Press from the Boston Globe Related to the Governor's Healthcare Bill »
Removal of practice restrictions for Nurse Practitioners in Massachusetts received more positive press from the Boston Glo...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Boston Globe Publishes Editorial in Support of FPA Legislation »
Today, the Boston Globe editorial staff published an editorial in support of Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitione...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Legislative Update - 2019 Recap & Looking Ahead in 2020 »
2019 Recap ... The MCNP submitted our 4th filing of legislation for full practice authority in January 2019. Referr...
Friday, December 27, 2019
Boston Globe Highlights Debate Over Full Practice Authority »
The NP SAVE Bill was featured today in the business section of the Boston Globe in an article by  Priyanka Dayal McCl...
Sunday, March 10, 2019
MCNP SAVE Bill Referred to Joint Committee on Public Health »
This week, both the House and Senate versions of our bill have been assigned their bill numbers for the session  ( H...
Friday, January 18, 2019
Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners Files SAVE Bill »
BOSTON – January 18, 2019 – Senator Marc Pacheco and Representative Paul Donato this week filed Senate and House version...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The Nurse Practitioner Publishes 31st Annual APN Legislative Update »
  31 st  Annual APRN  Legislative Update Improving state  practice authority  ...
Friday, October 26, 2018
MCNP Supports a NO Vote on Question 1 ​ »
What is Question 1? This proposed law would limit the number of patients that are assigned to registered nurses in h...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MA State Legislature Remains Committed to Health Care Reform Legislation »
    HILL'S BIG THREE POINT TO ANOTHER RUN AT HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL By Colin A. Young STATE HO...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Formal Legislative Session Ends Without Passing NP Scope of Practice Legislation »
For a variety of reasons, the Massachusetts State Legislature failed to put forth a compromise Healthcare reform bill befo...
Monday, July 16, 2018
Update on H. 2451/S. 1257 »
Thank you to all of our members who have supported our legislative efforts and remained engaged in this legislative sessio...
Friday, June 1, 2018
Update on H. 2451/ S. 1257 »
We are happy to report that the House and Senate versions of our legislation ( H.  2451/S. 1257 ) have been releas...
Friday, February 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
H. 2451/S. 1257 Released from JCPH »
Many thanks to the MCNP members as well as NP supporters who wrote letters, called their legislators and helped advance ou...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ANA Massachusetts Opposes MNA Staffing Ballot Question »
Reprinted from: Nurses group opposes staffing ballot question COURTESY The Massachuset...
Thursday, November 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Post JCPH Hearing Update »
On November 7, 2017 our bill, H. 2451/S. 1257, along with more than 30 other scope of practice bills, was heard before the...
Monday, November 6, 2017
MCNP to Testify in Support of H.2451/S.1257 »
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners will be presenting testimony at the State...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Friday, January 20, 2017
MCNP Refiles Legislation for Full Practice Authority for NPs in MA »
On January 20, 2017 the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners filed An Act  to Contain Health Care Costs...
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Member Responds to Legislature's Failure to Pass H. 1996 »
Editorial Submitted  8/13/2016 by: Wendy Sergeant,  CAGS, MSN, MA, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC Doctorate Stud...
Monday, August 1, 2016
H. 1996 a Casualty of a Divided Legislature »
After moving through the legislative process and overcoming major hurdles, H. 1996 did not pass. It was released fr...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
H. 1996/S. 1207 Released Favorably from the JCHCF! »
Because of Your Advocacy - We Are One Step Closer! THANK YOU!  Because of your active support of our lo...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
H. 1996/S. 1207 Granted Extension Order Until 6/22/2016 »
Just one-day before the 4/27/16 release deadline, the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing (JCHCF) filed an extension...
Friday, February 26, 2016
H. 1996/S. 1207 Released from the JCPH! »
Congratulations to all of our members who wrote letters, called their legislators and advocated for the pas...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MA Health Policy Commission Report Supports the Removal of Scope of Practice Restrictions on APRNs »
On January 20, 2016  the MA Health Policy Commission released its final Cost Trends Report and has for the first time...
Friday, November 20, 2015
MCNP and MANA Testify and are Joined by Lawmakers and Others to Advocate for H. 1996/S. 1207 »
Boston : On November 17, 2015 the Joint Committee on Public Health (JCPH) held a hearing on more than forty bills dealing...
Tuesday, October 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Policy Commission Testimony Highlights Negative Impact of Restrictive Scope of Practice Laws »
SCOPE OF PRACTICE LAW SEEN AS IMPEDIMENT TO CARE IN MASSACHUSETTS By Katie Lannan State House News Service BO...
Wednesday, September 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
MCNP/MANA Legislation Scheduled for Public Hearing Before the Joint Committee on Public Health »
MCNP/MANA Legislation  HB 1996/SB 1207, An Act to Remove Restrictions on the Licenses of NPs and CRNAs as Recommend...
Sunday, April 19, 2015
MCNP/MANA Legislation Sent to Joint Committee on Public Health »
On April 16, 2015 MCNP/MANA legislation, An Act to Remove the Restrictions on the Licenses of NPs and CRNAs as Recommen...

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