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NPO is always working to help ensure nurse practitioners and their professional interests are well represented within the legislative process. The efforts of NPO and our members keep the needs of nurse practitioners, the health care field and patients in the forefront so we can all work for a healthier Oregon.

Legislative News

NPO Legislative Comittee

  • Legislative Committee Chair: Kathy Moon, FNP
  • Committee Member: Shelda Holmes, FNP
  • Committee Member: Nancy Keeley, FNP
  • Committee Member: Anne Barry-Lever, ANP
  • Committee Member: Linda Morley, PMHNP

2012 Oregon Legislative Session Summary

The February Legislative session adjourned March 5, 2012 after a month long flurry of budget and policy debates. The legislature’s main focus was rebalancing the approved state budget to reflect an addition $340 million shortfall in revenue estimates. They took another step forward on health care reform and establishing a health insurance exchange, but the 30-30 partisan split in the Oregon House continued to make moving proactive, good policy difficult. However, bad policy targeting collective bargaining rights and PERS changes faced similar odds, allowing ONA to protect our member’s rights in the workplace.

2011 Oregon Legislative Session Summary

On Thursday, June 30th, the 2011 Oregon Legislature adjourned. This session will be remembered not only for its historic firsts, but for beginning the transition to a health care system that incentivizes primary and preventive care, seeks to improve population health, and to limit overall costs.

2010 Legislative Special Session Report

The second attempt at annual legislative sessions adjourned February 25, 2010. Key legislation included unemployment benefits; protecting privacy and worker rights by banning credit checks when applying for employment; guaranteeing access to health coverage for foster children and survivors of domestic abuse by prohibiting denial due to a preexisting condition clause; increased the capital construction budget for state facilities, including universities and community colleges, to add construction jobs; and expanded access to business development loans.

EPT: Expedited Partner therapy

New rules written by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy and recommendations from the CDC will enhance the successful treatment of STDs in our state. Click on the links below for more details

2009 Legislative Report

ONA/NPO had a very successful 2009 legislative session. Issues in the session included: 

  • Advanced Practice Dispensing Delegation Bill 
  • Expedited Partner Therapy 
  • HPV vaccine Insurance Mandate 
  • Prescription Monitoring Program 
  • Board of Medical Imaging to preserve NP's 
  • Establishment of Oregon Health Policy Board 
  • Oregon Health Plan Expansion 
  • Nursing Faculty Loan Forgiveness 
  • Psychologist Prescribing Authority - interim workgroup formed

Click here for a full 2009 Legislative Report


NPO Quarterly Meeting

10/16/2019 » 10/19/2019
42nd Annual NPO Education Conference

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