May 3rd Legislative Update

What Happened This Week at the New Hampshire State House May 3rd, 2024

It seems like crossover was just yesterday, but the deadline to act on bills is rapidly approaching. The deadline to act on bills is May 23rd. We’ve had some positive movement on many pieces of legislation we’re watching:

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NH Insurance Commission - Network Adequacy Review Process The New Hampshire Insurance Department (NHID) has a stakeholder meeting on Thursday, May 2nd, 2024, to review proposed changes to the New Hampshire network adequacy review process in response t

NH Insurance Commission - Network Adequacy Review Process

The New Hampshire Insurance Department (NHID) has a stakeholder meeting on Thursday, May 2nd, 2024, to review proposed changes to the New Hampshire network adequacy review process in response to CMS changes, including its network adequacy rule (included in Ins section 2700) and tool.

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May 3rd Legislative Update

What Happened This Week at the New Hampshire State House May 3rd, 2024

It seems like crossover was just yesterday, but the deadline to act on bills is rapidly approaching. The deadline to act on bills is May 23rd. We’ve had some positive movement on many pieces of legislation we’re watching:

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Student Member-At-Large

Call for Nominations
The NHNPA Board of Directors is seeking nominations for a Student Member At Large. If you are interested in serving the organization in this capacity we encourage you to complete the brief nomination application.

Responsibilities of the Member At Large
Represents the NP student community as a whole.
To support the mission of the NHNPA to empower nurse practitioners and champion their practice
To help lead, advocate for, and represent NPs as leaders in NH healthcare
To actively demonstrate the values of the NHNPA of integrity, excellence, leadership, respect, and service to NH NPs.
Assist with Board initiatives and serve on at least one Board committee.
Complete the annual conflict of interest statement.






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Student Member-At-Large

Call for Nominations
The NHNPA Board of Directors is seeking nominations for a Student Member At Large. If you are interested in serving the organization in this capacity we encourage you to complete the brief nomination application.

Responsibilities of the Member At Large
Represents the NP student community as a whole.
To support the mission of the NHNPA to empower nurse practitioners and champion their practice
To help lead, advocate for, and represent NPs as leaders in NH healthcare
To actively demonstrate the values of the NHNPA of integrity, excellence, leadership, respect, and service to NH NPs.
Assist with Board initiatives and serve on at least one Board committee.
Complete the annual conflict of interest statement.






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NHNPA Board Elections

NHNPA - Seeking Board Member Nominations

NHNPA is growing and there are many ways to get engaged with our Board of Directors. We seek nominations for President-Elect, Government Affairs Committee Chair, and Members-At-Large (2 APRNs and 2 Students).  The nomination application takes less than 10 minutes to complete - we will ask three quick questions about your qualifications and prior involvement in NHNPA.  Below you will find brief descriptions of each board position. We have also shared a general overview of the expectations of all our Board members.  

If you have any questions about either position please feel free to contact the current President, Diane Demarais @ [email protected].

Submit a Nomination - Today!

Responsibilities of the President-Elect:
- Serve a term of two year or until assuming the office of President.  
- Assume the duties of the President during absences or periods when the President is unable to perform the duties of the office. 
- Serve on the Finance Committee.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the President.
- Assume the office of President at the end of the term of office.
- To support the mission of the NHNPA.
- To help lead, advocate for and represent NP as leaders in NH healthcare.
- To actively demonstrate the values of the NHNPA of integrity, excellence, leadership, respect and service to NH NPs.
- Participate in regional marketing efforts to add members.
- Complete annual conflict of interest statement.

Responsibilities of the Chair - Government Affairs Committee
- Serve a two-year term, elected in odd-numbered years.
- Coordinate regularly scheduled meetings and communications with the legislative affairs committee members - a set fixed schedule should be established and published.
- Responsible for developing meeting agendas with the ED, president, and lobbyist
- Communicate information on legislative tracking and priorities to the legislative affairs committee members and NHNPA board of directors
- Responsible for coordinating the presentation of testimony with the ED and committee members.
- Responsible for collaborating with ED, President, committee, and lobbyist to take primary responsibility for knowledge and delegation of needed legislative action.
- To support the mission of the NHNPA to empower nurse practitioners and champion their practice
- To help lead, advocate for, and represent NP as leaders in NH healthcare
- To actively demonstrate the values of the NHNPA of integrity, excellence, leadership, respect, and service to NH NPs.
- Participate in regional marketing efforts to add members
- Complete the annual conflict of interest statement.




























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Board of Nursing

NH Board of Nursing seeking APRN Representative 

There are are currently two appointed APRN seats to the Board of Nursing. NHNPA encourages APRNs who are interested in serving in this important role to contact NHNPA leadership ([email protected]), Interested APRNs can learn more and apply @ https://www.oplc.nh.gov/interested-becoming-oplc-board-member.

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Nursing in Excellence Awards

NHNPA Encourages APRNs to Nominate A Peer - NH Magazine Excellence in Nursing AwardsNotes of importance:

  • Deadline February 2, 2024
  • APRNs can be nominated for any of the awards described below.

These awards honor the unsung heroes of the state’s healthcare community – those who go above and beyond to comfort, heal and educate – bringing to light how critical nursing is to achieving comprehensive healthcare.

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We are excited to share this article co-written by Marcy Ainslie, EdD, APRN, FNP, RN. Dr. Ainslie is a nurse practitioner (NP) and Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, and in clinical practice with the Mental Health Center

We are excited to share this article co-written by Marcy Ainslie, EdD, APRN, FNP, RN. Dr. Ainslie is a nurse practitioner (NP) and Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, and in clinical practice with the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester in Manchester, NH. She also holds a NONPF fellowship. 
 
A Decade Of Data: An Update On The Primary Care and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner And Physician Workforce

A Decade Of Data: An Update On The Primary Care and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner And Physician Workforce

A Decade Of Data: An Update On The Primary Care and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner And Physician Workforce
 
We are excited to share this article co-written by Marcy Ainslie, EdD, APRN, FNP, RN. Dr. Ainslie is a nurse practitioner (NP) and Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, and in clinical practice with the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester in Manchester, NH. She also holds a NONPF fellowship. 

Busy Legislative Session Forecasted for NHNPA

Busy Legislative Session Forecasted for NHNPA 

Fueled by a team of dedicated Government Affairs Committee members, Board members, and our paid lobbyists, NHNPA is well-positioned for another successful legislative session. Once again, the organization will be introducing legislation to improve the practice environment for APRNs (more to come about this initiative soon!). We will also be collaborating with other professional associations on legislation related to workforce initiatives, barriers to practice, and the OPLC.

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State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan Advisory Council

NHNPA is seeking a volunteer to serve on the State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan Advisory Council. The council meets monthly. It was established by House Bill 1639 (Prior Session Legislation). NHNPA holds a valuable seat on the council to ensure that the Advanced Practice voice is brought to the table!

You can learn more about the council and related legislation by clicking here.

If you are interested in serving as the new NHNPA appointee please email Kim at [email protected] by Monday, October 16th. 

Busy Legislative Session Forecasted for NHNPA

Busy Legislative Session Forecasted for NHNPA 

Fueled by a team of dedicated Government Affairs Committee members, Board members, and our paid lobbyists, NHNPA is well-positioned for another successful legislative session. Once again, the organization will be introducing legislation to improve the practice environment for APRNs (more to come about this initiative soon!). We will also be collaborating with other professional associations on legislation related to workforce initiatives, barriers to practice, and the OPLC.

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Hello Kim, Your voice on the state of pediatric health care in New Hampshire matters, and we need your help. We are seeking primary care professionaSurvey Opportunity! Current State of Pediatric Behavioral Health in Primary Care

Your voice on the state of pediatric health care in New Hampshire matters, and we need your help. 

We are seeking primary care professionals to share their thoughts with us on the current state of pediatric behavioral health in primary care in NH.  

Click here to participate in the brief online survey (15-20 minutes) 

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Student Member At Large Seat - Application

Call for Nominations
The NHNPA Board of Directors is seeking nominations for a Student Member At Large. If you are interested in serving the organization in this capacity we encourage you to complete the brief nomination application.

Responsibilities of the Member At Large
Represents the NP student community as a whole.
To support the mission of the NHNPA to empower nurse practitioners and champion their practice
To help lead, advocate for, and represent NPs as leaders in NH healthcare
To actively demonstrate the values of the NHNPA of integrity, excellence, leadership, respect, and service to NH NPs.
Assist with Board initiatives and serve on at least one Board committee.
Complete the annual conflict of interest statement.






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Meet and Greet

Revolutionizing Your Approach to Help Protect Patients With CKD Against Progression
June 21, 2023 • 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM
Presenter: Justin Fongemie - Associate Medical Science Liaison - CVRM - Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals
Location: Giorgio's - 524 Nashua Street - Milford, NH 03055

RSVP is required by 6/18/2023
To find out more information or to register, please contact:
Tim Condon at (603) 867-3935 [email protected].

Legislative Update

NH Nurse Practitioner Association
May 19, 2023

What happened this week at the NH State House
Yesterday was a very good day in the House. The Democrats only had 3 members absent – the Republicans were missing 8. Attendance matters! Medicaid expansion (SB 263) passed the House, after 4 hours and after over 35 floor amendments were debated and voted on. The final version adopted, by a vote of 193 to 166, has no sunset provision.

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Legislative Update

NH Nurse Practitioner Association
May 19, 2023

What happened this week at the NH State House
Yesterday was a very good day in the House. The Democrats only had 3 members absent – the Republicans were missing 8. Attendance matters! Medicaid expansion (SB 263) passed the House, after 4 hours and after over 35 floor amendments were debated and voted on. The final version adopted, by a vote of 193 to 166, has no sunset provision.

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Hidden Answers: Have you asked about alcohol?

Hidden Answers:  Have you asked about alcohol? 
June 9, 2023 | 9:00-10:00

Alcohol use is common in our culture. It is recognized that alcohol use contributes to acute and chronic illnesses that are frequently seen and managed in both primary and specialty care offices. In this hour-long zoom webinar, we hope to create comfort and confidence in discussing the genuine effect that reducing alcohol use can have on the management of chronic disease and overall prevention of morbidity.

Speakers: Molly Rossignol, DO FAAFP FASAM, and Anne Branen, RN, CARN

Learn more and register - click here.

Hidden Answers: Have you asked about alcohol?

Hidden Answers:  Have you asked about alcohol? 
June 9, 2023 | 9:00-10:00

Alcohol use is common in our culture. It is recognized that alcohol use contributes to acute and chronic illnesses that are frequently seen and managed in both primary and specialty care offices. In this hour-long zoom webinar, we hope to create comfort and confidence in discussing the genuine effect that reducing alcohol use can have on the management of chronic disease and overall prevention of morbidity.

Speakers: Molly Rossignol, DO FAAFP FASAM, and Anne Branen, RN, CARN

Learn more and register - click here.