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 Joint Committee on the Judiciary has asked for an extension on the reporting date for H1268 An act to increase access to vaccines. A hearing has yet to be scheduled on this bill.
A letter was sent to Senator Brownsberger (senate chair for the committee) about this bill, pointing out it did not address several key points in the bill: criteria for "a qualified medical assistants program," how DPH's new responsibilities to maintain a list of programs would be funded, how this bill would in fact increase access to vaccines, and where the liability would rest for any harm done by an unlicensed person administering a vaccine.
In a reply dated April 1, 2014, Senator Brownsberger acknowledged these points and said that there has to date been no other input on the bill. When a hearing is scheduled, the time and date will be posted here.
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Boston, MA 02133-1053
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