Select an active bill at the state or federal level that impacts the professional practice of nursing.

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Select an active bill at the state or federal level that impacts the professional practice of nursing. In a 3-4 page paper (excluding the title and reference pages), summarize the provisions of the bill and clearly explain what the bill will accomplish.

Your review of a bill paper should:

  • Discuss the major provisions of the bill.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the legislation by explaining the background and all relevant facts.
  • Discuss any relevant history related to the legislation, pertinent votes, and issues that are stalling the legislation, etc.
  • Use primary sources for this information.
  • Identify key supporters and those who do not support the bill. Explain why some of these individuals support the bill and why some do not.
  • Explore the positions of the key stakeholders in the bill, both pros and cons. Do not make assumptions about potential key stakeholders. Examine this area carefully so you are correctly reflecting the stakeholders positions.
  • Discuss how the bill would impact a nurse’s ability to provide safe and quality care or to practice to the highest scope of the nursing license.
  • Explain specific actions that nurses can take to assist with the passage or defeat of the legislation
  • Use APA format, headings and references as appropriate.

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Running head: OPIOIDS BILL


Opioids bill


Opioids bill

Opioids are the category of drugs that include all of the illegal drugs such as heroin as
well as pain relieving drugs prescribed legally, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine,
morphine among others (Kennedy et al., 2016). Opioid addiction is real and long-lasting
condition and can cause significant, economic, social and health problems. Opioids function by
changing the brain’s communication centers and ultimately end up causing their effects in the
long run (Kennedy et al., 2016). In the United States, the subject of opioids has been an issue of
concern, and this prompted the Congress and the president to pass and sign landmark legislation
of combating the opioid crisis. This is because they were convinced that the bill would help in
saving lives.
It is estimated that opioids killed an estimate of about 49,000 Americans in the year 2017
and this included a total of 2200 Californians (Kennedy et al., 2016). Additionally, many
children were harmed and those that existed in the foster care systems, those born with neonatal
abstinence syndrome, young adults and many more others that became opioids addicts w...

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