DNA takes appropriate action whenever necessary to recommend and/or promote legislation (including statutory and administrative laws, executive policies standards, regulations, rulings, and legal decisions) which affect the interest of healthcare consumers, the nursing profession and support the mission and goals of DNA. The Legislative Committee is charged with monitoring and participating in policy related to health care, the workplace, patient care, and many other areas where nurses are engaged.
The Legislative Committee is dedicated to educating the membership and policymakers about the most crucial and current legislative initiatives and concerns which directly affect healthcare consumers and the nursing profession.
• Establish working relationships with local and national legislators.
• Establish collaborative relationships with other healthcare professionals and organizations.
• Strengthen the voice of nursing through legislative advocacy.
• Provide resources to the nursing community to advocate on behalf of healthcare consumers and the nursing profession.
The Legislative Committee welcomes new members! Participating on this committee can be a very rewarding experience-work with other nurses from around the state, expand your networking base and learn how to influence legislation and rules that affect the nursing profession. You must be a DNA member to participate. For more information, contact the DNA office at (302) 733-5880.