United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia

Urgent Call To Action ACT TODAY: SB 166 (RN Compact) and HB 301 (Preceptor Tax Incentive Program)

Posted over 2 years ago by Molly Bachtel

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With 8 days left in the Legislative Session, we only have a few days left to get SB 166 (RN Compact) and HB 301 (PTIP) out of Commitee and to the floor for a Vote.

 PLEASE FORWARD AND SHARE!!!!!

For HB 301 We ask you contact Senate Finance Committee Members (14 Legislatiors) and for SB 166 we ask you contact House HHS Committee Members (35 Legislators).  You can call, email or Tweet them!

Summary of Need For PTIP HB 301 (see attached full documents for more program details)

RECOMMENDATION: Provide tax credits for primary care community based faculty precepting 3rd and 4th year Georgia medical / osteopathic students, physician assistant students, and advanced practice registered nurse students.

PURPOSE: To provide needed support to Georgia’s educational programs producing the critical primary care workforce needed in the state.

Rationale and Background for strategy:

* Georgia’s primary care shortages are well documented; it is imperative that the training of medical students, physician assistant students, and advanced practice registered nurses students be secured in the state as these three disciplines form the core primary care workforce. Georgia invests heavily in the educational programs required to produce these students, and efforts such as this tax credit alleviate some of the struggles faced by these programs as they seek to secure sufficient community based training sites to educate their students.

* Off-shore and out-of-state medical schools are using Georgia CBF and paying them +/-$1500 per rotation. Rather than enter into a bidding war with these other players, a tax credit could provide a powerful incentive to Georgia CBF to ONLY take Georgia Medical, Physician Assistant, and Advanced practice registered nurses students. If Georgia MD/DO, PA and NP programs were forced to pay $1500 / rotation, then the expected cost would be approximately $7,219,500 (4,813 rotations x $1500 each). Since the majority of these rotations occur at a program based within the University System of Georgia, the state would be asked to help fund approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of these funds; without additional funding, students matriculating in these programs would be asked to pay additional fees. Additionally, given the deep pockets of the off-shore and out of state programs, the “price” for rotation could and most likely would be pushed higher as the “bidding war” begins for the community- based clinical training sites and faculty.

Senate Finance Committee Members

2017-18 Session

Hufstetler, Chuck Chairman

Chuck.Hufstetler@senate.ga.gov

Hill, Hunter Vice Chairman Hunter.Hill@senate.ga.gov

Albers, John Secretary info@senatoralbers.com

Gooch, Steve

steve.gooch@senate.ga.gov

Heath, Bill

billheath@billheath.net

Jackson, Lester G.

lester.jackson@senate.ga.gov

Orrock, Nan nan.orrock@senate.ga.gov

Payne , Chuck chuck.payne@senate.ga.gov

Shafer, David david.shafer@senate.ga.gov

Thompson, Bruce

Bruce.Thompson@senate.ga.gov

Williams, Michael

michael.williams@senate.ga.gov

Cowsert, Bill Ex-Officio bill.cowsert@senate.ga.gov

Hill, Jack Ex-Officio

jack.hill@senate.ga.gov Unterman,

Renee S Ex-Officio

Renee.Unterman@senate.ga.gov

CALL TO ACTION Nursing Compact SB 166

This is all bill ALL NURSES need to get behind with ONE VOICE, GNA who is taking the LEAD on this Bill has initiated a CALL TO ACTION today. Here are the details:

Nursing Licensure Compact Bill (NLC/SB 166) has successfully passed the Georgia State Senate! This is great news for us but our work is far from done.

Only 8 legislative days remain to get SB 166 out of the House Health and Human Services (HHS) committee and on to the floor of the Georgia House of Representatives for a full vote.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!! Sample Letter Provided Below, Please Individualize with your Own Benefits of Joining Compact Story

It is a vital imperative that the members of the House HHS committee hear from you, from the entirety of the nursing profession in our state, about the importance of the passage of this bill and Georgia becoming a part of the Nursing Licensure Compact.

Please see the complete contact information for the entire House HHS Committee listed below and consider emailing, calling, tweeting or all of the above, these legislators and indicating the need for them to give SB 166 positive consideration and passage so that it can be moved along onto the floor of the House for a vote. In a matter of 30 minutes

***Talking Points***

Emails and Phone calls

· NLC will help to fill the need for nurses in rural Georgia.

· NLC will help military spouses obtain their license without undue delay- they typically have to wait between 4-7 weeks for their license to take effect. This means they are unable to work during that time.

· NLC will allow nurses to quickly cross state borders and provide vital services in the event of disaster.

· NLC will help meet the need to get nurse educators that typically have to purchase a license for every state in which they teach. This will help Colleges and Universities recruit other nurse educators to train Georgia nurses.

· NLC removes a burdensome expense for organizations that employ nurses and may share the expense of multiple licenses. This is why several organizations support the compact and want its passage like Piedmont, Grady, CHOA and the Association of Health Plans. In sum, there are more than 20 Georgia organizations that would like to see the NLC passed in Georgia.

· 25 states have already passed this legislation

· Any personal stories you that can be shared about how Georgia being a part of NLC can now make, or could have made, your experience as a nurse more pleasant is always encouraged.

Twitter

· Ask that they give SB 166 the Nursing Licensure Compact Bill positive consideration and passage using the hashtag #PassTheCompact

WE MUST let our elected officials know that nurses are tuned in and paying attention to them as they make the decision about whether to, or not, take heed our calls for the advancement of the nursing profession in our state!

Call!….. Email!…. Tweet!…. And engage your co-workers and colleagues to join you in doing so, that we may display our ability to organize and engage when the future of our profession is hanging in the balance.

There are 35 legislators below to call. It will take about 30 minutes of your time to call each person. If can't call all 35, then try to call half of the list. If your last name begins with A to M Call the first 19 on the list, if your last name begins with N to Z call the HHS CHAIR and VICE CHAIR (Rep. Cooper and Rep Hawkins) and the last 17 on the list.

House Health and Human Services Committee

· Chair:

Sharon Cooper

Email: Sharon.cooper@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-5069

Twitter: @repsharoncooper

· Vice Chair:

Lee Hawkins

Email: lee.hawkins@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0213

Twitter: @blhdds

· Ed Rynders

Email: erynders@bellsouth.net

Phone: 404-656-6801

· Timothy Barr

Email: timothy.barr@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0325

Twitter: @patriotbarr

· Karen Bennett

Email: Karen.Bennett@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0202

Twitter: @kbennettcares

· James Beverly

Email: james.beverly@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0220

· Bruce Broadrick

Email: bruce.broadrick@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0298

Twitter: @bruce_broadrick

· Katie Dempsey

Email: Katie.dempsey@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-463-2247

· Demetrius Douglas

Email: Demetrius.douglas@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404- 656-7859

· Karla Drenner

Email: Dren16999@aol.com

Phone: 404-656-0202

Twitter: @KarlaDrenner

· Spencer Frye

Email: spencer.frye@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0265

Twitter: @spencerfrye

· J. Craig Gordon

Email: jcraig.gordon@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0287

· Buddy Harden

Email: bharden@planettel.net

Phone: 404-656-7855

· Matt Hatchett

Email: matt.hatchett@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-5025

Twitter: @jmatthatchett

· Michele Henson

Email: Michele.henson@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-7859

Twitter: @RepHenson86

· Scott Hilton

Email: Scott.Hilton@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0202

Twitter: @ScottHiltonGA

· Henry “Wayne” Howard

Email: wayne.howard@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-6372

· Rick Jasperse

Email: rick.jasperse@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-7857

Twitter: @RickJasperse

· Sheila Jones

Email: Sheila.Jones@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0127

Twitter: @repsheilajones

· Trey Kelley

Email: Trey.Kelley@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-657-1803

Twitter: @reptreykelley

· Jodi Lott

Email: Jodi.Lott@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0177

Twitter: @JodiD4lott

· Karen Mathiak

Email: Karen.mathiak@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0287

Twitter: @karenmathiak

· Billy Mitchell

Email: billy.mitchell@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0126

Twitter: @Repbmitchell

· Howard Mosby

Email: Howard.Mosby@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0287

Twitter: @RepMosby

· Mark Newton

Email: mark.newton@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0325

· Don Parsons

Email: repdon@parsons.org

Phone: 404-656-9198

Twitter: @don4georgia

· Allen Peake

Email: allen.peake@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-5132

Twitter: @allenpeake

· Jesse Petrea

Email: jesse.petrea@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-657-1803

· John Pezold

Email: john.pezold@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0188

Twitter: @johnpezold

· Betty Price

Email: Betty.Price@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0202

· Jimmy Pruett

Email: jimmy.pruett@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-7855

Twitter: @JimmyPruett

· Dexter Sharper

Email: dexter.sharper@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0126

Twitter: @dextersharper

· Deborah Silcox

Email: Deborah.Silcox@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0109

· Mickey Stephens

Email: mickey.stephens@gmail.com

Phone: 404-656-0265

· Pam Stephenson

Email: pam.stephenson@house.ga.gov

Phone: 404-656-0126