Advocacy Actions

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Our Advocacy Actions help serve to track and promote legislation and policies that enhance medical-surgical nurses and quality care across the health care industry, including hospitals, outpatient settings, in homes, via telemedicine and other non-traditional settings.

August 20, 2021
For patient safety, AMSN puts nurses first. Today in a regulatory comment, AMSN advised the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect nurse safety during COVID-19 by supporting CDC-based safety standards in workplaces, and by supporting the engagement of med-surg nurses in local safety plans and procedures.

"ATTN: Docket No. OSHA-2020-0004, Occupational Exposure to COVID-19; Emergency Temporary Standard, 83 FR 32376, 6/21/2021."

August 20, 2021

To: Mr. James Frederick
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC 20210

On behalf of the 12,000 members of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), I submit this response to the interim final rule (IFR) with comment period of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) titled “Occupational Exposure to COVID-19; Emergency Temporary Standard” (ETS). In our comment, we... Read the full letter.

 

august 6, 2021
On behalf of the 12,000 members of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), I write in support of the “Make PPE in America Act” provision of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (substitute HR 3684, Secs. 70951-53), which you originally introduced as S 1306, and urge its enactment into law. 

"To Support Patient and Nurse Safety, AMSN Supports 'Make PPE in America Act'."

August 6, 2021

To: Sen. Rob Portman
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

AMSN is the sole national organization exclusively representing medical-surgical nurses. In hospitals and in a wide variety of environments, we are on the front lines of care. When COVID-19 patients arrive in the hospital, many receive their lifesaving care in medical-surgical units... Read the full letter.

 

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