WSNA responds to Nursing Commission statement

In September, the Nursing Care Quality Assur­ance Commis­sion put out a state­ment on COVID-19 misin­for­ma­tion. WSNA sent a letter to the Commis­sion expressing concerns with the state­ment. While WSNA agrees that nurses have an oblig­a­tion to provide accurate, science-based infor­ma­tion, we believe that the state­ment — which was adopted without a chance for review or comment — is far too broad. WSNA also questioned the neces­sity of the state­ment given that the Uniform Disci­pli­nary Act (RCW 18.204.150) already provides a basis to address unpro­fes­sional practice.