Advocacy



Welcome to the Government Affairs and Public Policy committee for the Society of Trauma Nurses. We are thrilled to have such passionate trauma advocates come together to focus on policy and legislative issues throughout the United States.

The leadership of not only the STN, but of this committee, are committed to giving trauma advocates a voice when pending legislative issues impact trauma systems.

This is a committee that will thrive because of the vast experience that each of members brings to the table. This committee will provide tools and resources for you, the trauma advocate, to be successful in your respective community.

We look forward to your thoughts and ideas. Thank you so much for your participation.

Sincerely,

Chair: Cristy Meyer
Co Chair: Zach Robinson

News

01/09/2017
STN Endorsed Legislation H.R. 304 passes the House of Representatives

STN is happy to announce that H.R. 304 the “Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017” as introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC-08) has passed the US House of Representatives. This bipartisan bill that will clarify existing law to allow emergency medical responders to administer controlled substances, such as pain narcotics and anti-seizure medications, under the supervision of a physician. This bill was previously passed in the 114th Congress as H.R. 4365 with the endorsement of the Society of Trauma Nurses. It now awaits action in the U.S. Senate and STN will closely monitor any developments as they occur.

11/08/16
Sponsor of the “National Trauma Care System Act” Rep. Tammy Duckworth wins Senate race in Illinois.

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has won election to the US Senate in the state of Illinois. Rep. Duckworth had recently introduced the “National Trauma Care System Act” and the Society of Trauma Nurses endorsed the legislation. Our staff has been in contact with her office to offer our congratulations and our commitment to working together to advance this critical piece of legislation going forward.

Links

Find Your Representative / Find Your Senator
ACS Legislative Action Center
ENA: Government & Advocacy
TCAA
STN GAPP Webinar

Endorsed Legislation

H.R. 304 Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017
H.R. 6132 National Trauma Care System Act

Is your office/organization seeking the Society of Trauma Nurses input or endorsement on legislation? Contact our headquarters office.

Adam Haley
Government Affairs Coordinator – Society of Trauma Nurses
446 E. High St., Suite 10 Lexington KY 40507
ahaley@traumanurses.org