2020 legislative priorities #

WSNA is the leading voice and advocate for the profes­sional inter­ests of regis­tered nurses who live and work in Washington state.

BUDGET PRIORITIES #

School Nurse Corps Funding #

Improve the health and safety of K‑12 students across Washington by funding OSPI’s request for an additional $5.5 million for the School Nurse Corps which funds nurses in Class II (small, rural) school districts.

Nursing Educa­tion Funding #

Increase funding for four-year univer­sity nursing faculty salaries to recruit and retain well-quali­fied educa­tors. Provide schol­ar­ship and loan repay­ment funding that allows finan­cial stability while giving under­served commu­ni­ties additional providers. Increase training oppor­tu­ni­ties for sexual assault nurse examiners.

POLICY PRIORITIES #

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners #

Increase access to training, improve reimburse­ment and call payments, and create unifor­mity around the state to ensure victims receive the care they deserve.

ARNP Reimburse­ment Parity #

Require health plans to reimburse ARNPs at the same rate as physi­cians when the same service is provided, aligning with the practice of Washington State Medicaid and the Depart­ment of Labor & Industries.

Health System Finan­cial Trans­parency #

Require increased trans­parency of health system finan­cial reporting, including disag­gre­ga­tion of data.

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