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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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2019 ONA Legislative Report

Oregon nurses achieved a variety of important victories during Oregon’s 2019 Regular Legislative Session. Together we worked to protect and expand access to health care for some of our state’s most vulnerable patients, we saw key advanced practice nursing priorities signed into law and we achieved numerous successes working in coalition with partners on broader issues ranging from expanded worker protections to public health. Learn more in the ONA Report on the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session. 

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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