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National Nurse Act of 2017

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A bill to designate the same individual serving as the Chief Nurse Officer of the Public Health Service as the National Nurse for Public Health.


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Date
05/11/2017 Introduced in Senate

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Date
05/11/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]* 05/11/2017
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] 07/17/2017
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] 09/18/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions05/11/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (9)

  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Federal officials
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health personnel
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Nursing
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations

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Introduced in Senate (05/11/2017)

National Nurse Act of 2017

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services to designate the Chief Nurse Officer of the Public Health Service as the National Nurse for Public Health.

The duties of this position include: (1) providing leadership and coordination of Public Health Service nursing professional affairs for the Office of the Surgeon General and other agencies of the Public Health Service, (2) conducting outreach and education, and (3) providing guidance and leadership for activities that will increase public safety and emergency preparedness.

The National Nurse for Public Health must: (1) participate in identification of national health priorities, (2) encourage volunteerism of nurses and strengthen the relationship between government agencies and health-related national organizations, and (3) promote the dissemination of evidence-based practice in educating the public on health promotion and disease prevention activities.