Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Letters

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 00:00

    Dear Ms. Kiwala,

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) was delighted to acknowledge the 2017 Ontario Budget as a progressive budget.1 Among the measures that RNAO supported was the investment of $26 million over four years to increase awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and how it can be prevented as well expanding support to children, youth and families affected by the disorder.2

  • Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 20:00

    Dear Sean and Jesse,

    As a member of the Correctional Health Care Coalition, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) was delighted to attend the June 29, 2017 meeting of the Coalition with representatives from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).

  • Monday, May 15, 2017 - 14:14

    March 7, 2017

    RE: Amending the Ontario Assistive Devices Program to include mental as well as physical disabilities

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 13:57

    Dear Councillor Pasternak and members of the Community Development and Recreation Committee,

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) would like to provide feedback to the committee in support of strengthening Toronto's emergency shelter system. Access to safe, affordable housing is a basic human rights and a fundamental determinant of health.

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 - 00:00

    Dear John,

    It was a pleasure to meet with you and discuss medical assistance in dying (MAID), following RNAO's presentation before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs on March 23, 2017. As the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students in Ontario, we are seeking to ensure that Ontarians have access to MAID while respecting conscientious objections of health providers.

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 - 00:00

    Dear Minister Hoskins,

    Registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students know the value of good oral health to a person's overall health and well-being. Because we see first-hand the impact of poverty on health, we appreciate the expansion of public dental programs for low-income children as part of the province's Poverty Reduction Strategy and Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care. We also congratulate your ministry for expanding the Healthy Smiles Ontario program so that an additional 70,000 children from low-income families can now access dental care.

  • Monday, March 27, 2017 - 14:27

    Dear Anne,

    Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) practice support services. The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) would like to recommend substantive improvements to the function and quality of practice support services in order to better protect the public.

  • Monday, March 13, 2017 - 14:39

    Dear Mr. Sapers,

    I regret that I have to introduce myself and apologize at the same time.  My name is Lynn Anne Mulrooney and I work as senior policy analyst for the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO). My apology is for this delayed email as I accidently saved it to my drafts folder instead of sending it to you weeks ago.

    After following your work in the federal correctional system, we were so delighted to hear of your appointment as the Independent Advisor on Corrections for Ontario.

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 16:11

    Dear Anne,

    Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on proposed changes to regulations and bylaws to enable nurse practitioners (NP) to prescribe controlled substances in Ontario.

    Due to evidence that NPs working to their full scope of practice, including prescribing controlled substances, creates increased access to safe, high-quality health services, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) continues to view this as a priority.

  • Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:17

    Dear John,