In addition to this study work, the NNA legislative committee will be working with the interim legislative committee on health care
on a variety of issues that could impact nurses in Nevada.
In the wake of the recent Hepatitis C outbreak linked to unsafe injection practices at one or more outpatient endoscopy centers in Southern Nevada, the Legislative Committee on Health Care requested testimony from the Nevada Nurses Association (NNA) that addressed the role of the Nevada Nurses Association in addressing these tragic events.
Lisa Black, PhD, RN provided testimony to the Legislative Committee on Health Care on behalf of the Nevada Nurses Association on April 21 and May 6, 2008.
During these committee meetings, the Nevada Nurses Association recommended that the Legislative Committee on Health care revisit existing law that was passed during the 18th special session of the Nevada legislature (2002) that provided very limited protections to Nevada nurses who report unsafe healthcare practices.