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.
Bernie Rock, RN, CWON