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The ONA Government Relations volunteers and staff advocate for the best working conditions for our members and the very best health care for our patients. Here you will find what actions they are working on and the most up-to-date information about the issues. If you have questions or want to get involved, please contact government relations here.

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2020 ONA Legislative Report

Oregon's 35-day-long session short legislative session came to an abrupt end last week when legislative leadership adjourned early on Thursday March 5, three days before the constitutionally required end of session. This came after several weeks where legislative quorum was unable to be reached since the majority of Senate and House Republicans were not present to take votes. Consequently, only three of the 283 proposed bills from the session were able to be considered by both chambers and signed into law. View the 2020 ONA Legislative Report to learn more.

Oregon's Hospital Nurse Staffing Law

Thanks to ONA members’ support, the Oregon Legislature successfully passed improvements to Oregon’s Hospital Nurse Staffing Law in 2015. These much-needed improvements ensure that nurse staffing committees have the final say in hospitals’ staffing plans, increase state-led investigations and audits, enhance staffing plans’ transparency, establish reasonable limits on mandatory overtime, and create a mediation process for staffing committees to resolve impasses, among other changes.

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