Bills before the NH Legislature that affect Nurses and Health Care
This event offers
2.0 CE credits
CE accredited by Northeast MultiState Division.
New Hampshire Nurses' Association
Legislative Town Hall Forum
January 29, 2019, (5:00 to 7:15 PM)
Presented by: NHNA Commission on Government Affairs
and NHNA Legislative Advocacy Council
2019 is sure to be a very busy legislative season for healthcare in New Hampshire! Learn the issues, and debate the priorities of bills proposed by the House and Senate of the New Hampshire Legislature by attending a Town Hall.
Join your collegues at one of ten different sites around the state. The Town Hall will be broadcast via the video conferencing platform ZOOM to these sites. Can't make it in person? You may still tune us in from your home computer!
The following healthcare organizations and universities are open to any nurse in the state who would like to participate.
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Way (Auditorium H), Lebanon
Cheshire Medical Center, 580 Court Street (Auditorium A/B), Keene
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, 8 Prospect Street (Nashua Rm Ground Fl), Nashua
Rivier University, 420 S Main Street (Dion Center), Nashua
Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst Street, Nashua (NCC students only)
Catholic Medical Center, 100 McGregor Street (G2 & G3), Manchester
Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord
LRGHealthcare, 80 Highland Street (LL 3 & 4), Laconia
Exeter Hospital, 5 Alumni Dr (1 & 2 North), Exeter
Portsmouth Regional Hospital, 333 Borthwick Ave (Classroom 1-3), Portsmouth
Legislative Town Hall Forum-2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Introduction & Welcome by Pam DiNapoli, Chair Commission on Government Affairs (CGA). State of the State by Robert Dunn Esquire, Devine Millimet & Branch, NHNA Lobbyist
Dunn will provide an overview of the 2019 Legislative environment.
Panelist: Robert Dunn, Lobbyist for NHNA; Polly Campion, New Hampshire Representative, Hanover/Lyme; Kitty Kidder, Vice Chair, New Hampshire Board of Nursing; Carlene Ferrier, President, New Hampshire Nurses Association; Moderator Pam DiNapoli, Chair CGA
Each panelist will introduce themselves and explain their role in the advocacy process. Moderator will explain how the short list of bills was developed; explain how nurses can make a difference in the advocacy for/against legislative bills and describe the importance of focused, consistent messaging and concentrating the voice of nursing.
Members of the CGA and the Legislative Advocacy Council
For each bill, presenters will discuss the history/context for the bill, the pros/cons for each bill and the CGA's position on the bill. A Q&A will follow each bill where audience/participants can ask questions and/or make comments on the bill. At the conclusion of the bill presentation, the Moderator will acknowledge other bills that NHNA will be following during the legislative session.
Local discussion of bills presented. Each participant will vote choice of top three legislative priorities.