Legislation


Linda Murray Legislative Chair

Lindsay Ward Legislative Co-Chair


Our legislative committee follows legislation at both the state and national level throughout the calendar year.  Some specific activities of the committee include:

  1. Regular participation in national NAPNAP monthly Health Policy Learning Collaborative conference calls during which local chapters provide updates to the National Legislative team. In addition, the NAPNAP lobbyist and Health Policy officers provide federal legislation updates and discuss planned actions. The Child Health Policy Collaborative is open to all NAPNAP members and meets at 8 p.m. ET via conference call on the first Wednesday of every month to discuss policy trends and advocacy solutions on national, state and local levels.
  1. Supporting and contributing to the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland (NPAM) legislative efforts on behalf of all nurse practitioners in our state through participating in bi-monthly conference calls and NPAM lobby night with local legislators.
  1. Monitor pediatric health-related bills introduced at the state and local levels during the Maryland General Assembly session. The Maryland General Assembly begins annually in January and runs until May. Legiscan is a database that tracks the introduction and progression of each bill presenting during session. We also offer letters and testimonies of support or opposition by the MD Chesapeake Chapter of NAPNAP to bills we are monitoring. Our support or opposition is guided by NAPNAP’s National Health Policy Agenda.
  1. Forwarding pertinent legislative information to the membership to provide current updates or “calls to action”. We ask that you review this information and participate when requested! Let your voice be heard!  You can visit NAPNAP’s National Advocacy Center to learn how you can take action on our current advocacy campaigns, see key child health and practice legislation and find your elected officials.

 

We are working for you to monitor child health and advanced practice nurse legislation’s impact on pediatric practice and health care. If there is a particular issue you are interested in please let us know.  We are always looking to expand our legislative team.  Please contact us if you have questions or are interested in joining our committee.

 

Linda Murray – lamur55@aol.com

Lindsay Ward – lindsayjward@hotmail.com