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2014 ONA HOD Action Reports
The 2014 ONA House of Delegates, which convened on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, voted to pass several Action Reports. The following Action Reports (with brief description) were passed by the House of Delegates, some with amendments to the original proposal. The full Action Reports will be posted after they have been formatted and finalized.

Oregon’s Nurse Staffing Law (passed)

ONA will pursue Legislation based on the following core principles:

  • Strengthen the Staffing Committees and empower direct care nurses on the committee
  • Give the state more tools to actively enforce the law
  • Increase transparency at both the hospital and state level
  • Create an advisory board to the state agency responsible for enforcement (HCRQI) to identify trends and problem areas and increase state accountability
  • Improve working conditions around mandatory overtime, meal and rest breaks

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License Jurisdiction for Interstate Practice (passed with amendments)

That the ONA House of Delegates adopts the following criteria for development of any statute or policy regarding the location of license jurisdiction for interstate practice including telehealth:

The regulatory approach that will best support current and future practice and protect the public must:

  1. Support the evolution of practice and legal authority
  2. Promote and support high standards for the profession
  3. Promote patient access to safe and effective care
  4. Promote access to nursing services in all geographic locations
  5. Preserve state authority
  6. Promote the least cost for regulated professionals
  7. Promote cost efficiency
  8. Require the least infrastructure
  9. Afford the simplest regulatory structure and processes possible
  10. Recognize mobility of health care consumers and providers

State Boards of Nursing are adopting policies or attempting to enact statutory requirements that may inhibit the provision of nursing care across state lines. As there is no clear consistent state or federal policy regarding the location of license jurisdiction, it is imperative that the profession, through state and specialty organizations and in partnership with state Boards of Nursing, influence the development of appropriate policy for this traditional and growing practice.

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Coal Exports through Oregon (passed with amendments)

ONA express full support for Governor Kitzhaber’s statement of April 19, 2014 that “it is time to once and for all say NO to coal exports from the Pacific Northwest…” and furthermore, move that ONA calls on Governor Kitzhaber to apply his leadership toward ensuring that any coal export permit applications to Oregon agencies are denied. In addition, ONA will request that Governor Kitzhaber apply his leadership to regional leaders to ensure that coal is not transported through Oregon or along waterways adjacent to Oregon.

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CPR and AED Training for K-12 Teachers

The Oregon Nurses Association supports improving the ratio of school employees to students who have completed first aid, CPR, and AED training.

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