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The Joint Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing date for H1268 An act to increase access to vaccines.
The hearing is scheduled for April 24, 2014 from 1:30-5PM in room A-2 at the State House.
If this bill is enacted into law, it would legalize healthcare organizations using unlicensed medical assistants to administer vaccines to patients. This process would give nursing functions to non-nurses, thereby stripping patients of one layer of safeguards and accountability.
Everyone who can attend should plan to go and offer testimony.
If you cannot attend but wish to submit your opinion on this bill, please contact Senator Brownsberger, senate chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary,
State House Room 413C
Boston, MA 02133-1053
"There are three types of people in the world. Firstly, there are people who make things happen. Then there are people who watch things happen. Lastly, there are people who ask, what happened? Which do you want to be?" -Steve Backley
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.