Law and Legislation

Research a health-care initiative or legislative statue that is currently underway in your state or federally. You may want to check with nursing organizations that have legislative departments that can provide their analysis on current health-care issues. You may also conduct online research to identify current issues. Discuss how you can take an active role as a health-care advocate (at the local, state, or federal level as appropriate). Identify one tacitic to advocate for your identified initiative or legislation.

 

Health-care initiative or legislative statue:

SB 855 (Wiener) Health Coverage: Mental Health or Substance Abuse This bill would require greater parity for diagnosis and medically necessary treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.

 

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB855

 

Expectations:

 

  • 1. Length: A minimum of 250 words, not including references
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  • 2. Citations: At least one high-level scholarly reference in APA from within the last 5 years

 

 

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