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Hospitals and Government

A service learning project that explores the relationship of hospital systems, particularly nursing, to Texas and federal government.
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Drew Teague

on 26 November 2012

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Transcript of Hospitals and Government

relationships between nursing and the Texas and Federal government Hospitals and Government The Recruitment and Science Outreach Program Collegiate Volunteer Program The collegiate volunteer
and shadowing program helps students gain experience research experience professional experience clinical experience students are assigned a mentor who gives them valuable insight into health careers Objectives:
the ways government regulates nursing The Nursing Practice Act was last revised during the 81st Regular Session of the Texas Legislature by four amendments the origin and development of the Texas constitution public opinion, interest groups, and political parties in Texas The Texas Medical Association is the largest state medical society and a very active interest group for medical care, disease prevention and cure, and public health issues Because licensing is a state power, a nurse cannot have a national license allowing them to practice in every state In order to become an RN, nursing students must pass another national examination (NCLEX-RN), which is also administered at the state level Describe state and local political systems and their relationship with the federal government. Identify the rights and responsibilities of citizens. In the 78th Texas Legislature, Section 74.052 was added to Chapter 204: Informed Consent is the duty of physicians and healthcare providers, they must disclose the risks and hazards of the care or procedure Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Title II: the Privacy Rule regulates the disclosure of a patient's Protected Health Information Demonstrate knowledge of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of Texas government Executive:
the Board of Nursing is an administrative agency Legislative:
created and amends the Nursing Practice Act
decides the requirements for Medicaid, Medicare, and all other health care issues Analyze issues, policies and political culture of Texas and the U.S. The Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare):
makes healthcare a federal responsibility rather than a state power
however, states can choose to opt out of the Medicaid portion, and Texas Governor Rick Perry has already expressed that Texas will I intend to return to the program for one more semester I received professional experience and insight into healthcare for all socioeconomic groups The Texas Occupations Code (Chapter 301) creates the Nursing Practice Act, the Board of Nursing and defines the responsibilities of the Board The Board of Nursing regulates nursing practice and approves nursing educational programs Registered Nurses must be aware of and abide by the BON's rules and the TOC chapters 301, 303, 304, and 305 Before being admitted to nursing school, prospective students must take national exams such as the HESI or TEAS, which are administered at the state and local level The Nursing Licensure Compact created by Chapter 304 of TOC allows nurses to have a multistate license between participating ("compact") states Judicial:
decides the constitutionality of healthcare laws passed by Congress
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