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Know Your State’s Nursing Scope of Practice Definitions

The term “scope of practice” has different definitions in policy and professional documents, which is why it is critical to know how your state’s regulations define the term, says Debra Stinchcomb, RN, CASC, consultant with Progressive Surgical Solutions in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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ASCA 2017 Convenes in Washington, DC, in May

At a time when Washington, DC, is under the world’s microscope, it seems fitting that ASCA is bringing the ASC community into the heart of the action at ASCA 2017, May 3–6, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Attend the Federal Policy Sessions at ASCA 2017

ASCA’s annual meeting this year, ASCA 2017, will take place May 3–6 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC. There is no better time or place to learn more about the ways that the decisions the federal government is making will impact your ASC.

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21st Century Cures Act Becomes Law

Late last year, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes a version of the Electronic Health Fairness Act of 2015. The bipartisan Cures Act, introduced by US Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Dianne DeGette (D-CO) and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 13, 2016, is a large, nearly 1,000-page legislative package that provides funding for the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, combating opioid abuse and more.

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Names in the News

New at Brach Eichler LLC

DECEMBER 16, 2016

Debra W. Levine has joined the health law practice of Brach Eichler in Roseland, New Jersey, as counsel. She previously served as deputy attorney general in the Department of Law and Public Safety and as assistant section chief of the Counseling Section of the Division of Consumer Affairs. In addition, Cheryll A. Calderon has joined the practice as an associate.

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