Welcome to the Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse Society
Mass LPN is dedicated to empowering Massachusetts licensed practical nurses to make informed decisions regarding regulatory and legislative issues which affect our profession. We are also committed to insuring quality healthcare for all residents of the Commonwealth and strengthening our identity as licensed healthcare providers.
Traditionally, LPN's are thought of as direct bedside caregivers. In today's healthcare climate, LPN's continue to care for residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities, as well as care for patients in community settings such as private homes, primary care and specialty medical practices, outpatient clinics, community health centers, and adult day health facilities. LPN's are also employed by healthcare delivery systems and health insurance companies to participate in care management processes to insure continuity as patients navigate through the healthcare system.
The final version of the bill allowing medical assistants to administer immunizations has been sent for a third reading, meaning it is in the final stages of becoming a law. If it passes the legislature the next stop is the governor, and since our governor is a former CEO of a large HMO it would be a safe bet he will side with the bottom line over the quality and safety of patient care.
The time to act is now, or next legislative session the corner office people will be lobbying to let the kitchen staff drop NG tubes and the parking valet triage the ambulance cases in the ER.