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Q&A: Dr. Stephen Spann, Founding Dean of the University of Houston College of Medicine

Sara Gentzler | May 14, 2019 | Texas

Dr. Stephen Spann is the Founding Dean of the University of Houston College of Medicine. Earlier this month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that formally recognizes the new medical school, which is slated to welcome its first class of students in Fall 2020. The University is...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Laurie Jinkins on the LTCTA and the 2019 session

Sara Gentzler | May 9, 2019 | Washington

Rep. Laurie Jinkins represents Washington’s 27th Legislative District, which covers most of northern Tacoma. She chairs the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee and sits on the House Appropriations and Health Care & Wellness Committees.  This session, eight bills Jinkins prime sponsored passed the full Legislature, including the Long-Term Care Trust...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Della Au Belatti on the 2019 legislative session

Emily Boerger | May 8, 2019 | Hawaii

Rep. Della Au Belatti represents House District 24 and is a member of both the House Health Committee and the Human Services and Homelessness Committee. She also serves on leadership as House Majority Leader. With the 2019 legislative session at an end, we caught up with Rep. Belatti to discuss...[ Read More ]

Q&A with Colorado Representative Dylan Roberts

Emily Viles | Apr 29, 2019 | Colorado

Representative Dylan Roberts is a second-year State Legislator representing Eagle and Routt counties. He was sworn into the legislature in November 2017 and was re-elected to a two-year term during the recent November election cycle. Rep. Roberts serves as Chair of the House Rural Affairs Committee, Chair of the Capital...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Sen. Randi Becker on telemedicine & mental health this session

Sara Gentzler | Apr 25, 2019 | Washington

Washington State Sen. Randi Becker represents the 2nd Legislative District, which covers parts of Thurston and Pierce Counties. Becker serves as the Senate Republican Caucus Chair and on the Senate Health & Long Term Care, Rules, and Ways & Means Committees. This session, Becker sponsored four bills related to telemedicine. Two...[ Read More ]

How Arizona’s new reciprocity law affects nurses

Sara Gentzler | Apr 11, 2019 | Arizona

On Wednesday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed HB 2569 into law. The new law establishes reciprocity for occupational and professional license or certificate holders who come to Arizona from out-of-state. In a press release, Ducey celebrated the law as the first of its kind in the nation and mentioned nursing...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Dr. Rep. Yadira Caraveo, Vice Chair of Colorado's House Health & Insurance Committee

Sara Gentzler | Apr 10, 2019 | Colorado

Dr. Rep. Yadira Caraveo is a first-year legislator representing Colorado House District 31. Caraveo serves as Vice Chair of the House Health & Insurance Committee and sits on the Public Health Care & Human Services Committee. Outside of the Legislature, Caraveo works as a pediatrician.  In this Q&A, Caraveo talks...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Cedric Hayden, Vice Chair of Oregon's House Committee on Health Care

Emily Boerger | Apr 8, 2019 | Oregon

Representative Cedric Hayden represents Oregon’s House District 7, covering Eastern Lane and Douglas Counties. Hayden currently serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Health Care and on the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Services. Outside of the legislature, Hayden operates several businesses and is a dentist...[ Read More ]

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