Public Policy and Advocacy Report - October 2019

Respectfully submitted by Bernie Rock, RN, CWON

Hot Topics

So far in 2019, these are the Hot Topics being focused on by our National WOCN Society:

  • Pressure Reducing Support Surface Policy Change (Dated 10/03/2019), going into effect 10/21/2019.

  • The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act

  • Lymphedema Treatment Act (September 2018) – Unfortunately, DID NOT PASS.

  • This is not part of the Hot Topics for our National WOCN Society, but is included here FYI. H.R. 1570 and S. 668 – both introduced 03/06/2019 – “Removing Colorectal Screening Barriers” – is supported by the UOAA., and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

  • Public Policy and Advocacy Survey for Presidents/President-elects and Members. 15 questions long. Due by Friday 10/11/2019. Please take the survey, so that the National WOCN Society can get a grip on how Public Policy and Advocacy Issues are being received/handled in all the various Affiliates/Regions.

    For more information on these topics, please download my entire report

    Respectfully submitted,
    Bernie Rock, RN, CWON