Legislative victories don’t happen on their own. The victories are a result of hard work and vigilance on the part of nurse practitioners. It is a responsibility for NPs to join their professional organization. A portion of the income and energy of the organization go into legislative action. Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society and Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners have a joint Legislative Committee and together we hire a lobbyist. He has been working with legislators on issues important to nurse practitioners, keeps ARNPs updated as to what bills are being introduced, and consults with nurse practitioners about the best strategies to get our ideas passed into law. He helps to prevent bad ideas from becoming law.
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