Regulations or Nursing Practice in the U.S. Presentation
Oversees nursing licenses;
Provides nursing regulations guidance;
Represents nurses across the country;
Supports high nursing standards.
The work of nurses in the U. S. is regulated and supported by different organizations, mainly they are Nursing boards and nursing associations. On a federal level they are represented by The National Council of State Boards of Nursing and the American Nursing Association.
The boards are responsible for overseeing different regulations. NCSBN also helps different boards across the country to communicate to together decide on the best policies for creating regulations. Boards also control the licensing of nurses, and in case of any violation of the regulations.
Associations are more concerned with advocating for work and rights of practicing nurses. They support their interests, at the same time providing proper work conditions to ensure the high standards of their work.
The Maryland Board of nursing
8 RN members.
2 consumer members.
3 nursing educators.
Maryland nurse practice act Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland. (2012) Board Membership ( 202).
Maryland board of nursing is concerned with overseeing and developing the conditions or health services in the state. The board controls the quality of educational and training programs, and also certification exams and licensing.
The members of the Maryland Board of nursing are selected by the Governor of the state. They are appointed for 4-year terms and can be on the Board for 2 consecutive terms only. To become a member one should have specific qualifications, and terms are stated in the Nurse Practice Act Maryland Health Occupations 202. The Current Board members are presided by Gary H. Hicks, RN. All the members are residing in Maryland.
The Maryland Board of nursing
Patient Safety and
Created in 2005.
Collects information about unsafe conditions.
Advocates for workers revealing medical errors.
Authorizes AHRQ to create a list of .
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act was created in 2005 and its main aim is to provide proper safety conditions in healthcare institutions. This law encourages and protects those who decide to report about unsafe conditions. This Act gives a right to HHS to impose civil money penalties in case if the confidentiality of the patient is violated.
Also, under this Act, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality creates a list of patient safety organizations, which then become responsible of collecting and reviewing patient safety data.
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act
Improves the quality or healthcare.
Helps create safer conditions.
Encourages healthcare providers to report of unsafe conditions.
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act, by gathering information about violation of safety in healthcare institutions, makes it possible to ensure that the requirements. It also allows healthcare providers to eliminate fear about reporting violations. The act gives Federal legal privilege to those providing patient safety reports. By doing this, the Act ensures that not only the conditions for patients are safe, but also that the workers are given the opportunity to talk about the errors.