Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Letters

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:06
    Dear Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council, The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional body representing registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and nursing students working in all practice settings in the province of Ontario. We are pleased to respond to HPRAC’s consultation request on the regulation of chiropody and podiatry in Ontario. This submission was informed through consultation with RNAO members, with two of RNAO's expert interest groups (the Diabetes Nursing Interest Group and the Community Health Nurses' Initiatives Group), and with the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses. This is RNAO’s second submission to HPRAC on the topic of foot care – the first responded to HPRAC’s call for analysis of foot care in Ontario.
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:04

    Dear Prime Minister Harper,

    Re: Protect Lives by Rejecting International Scheduling of Ketamine at the 58th Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario.

    RNAO is deeply concerned that the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), 58th Session, has been asked by China to review a proposal to place ketamine in Schedule I of the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, alongside LSD and mescaline.

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 14:29

    Dear Mr.Ianiro,

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing student in Ontario. Our members practise nursing in all sectors and roles across Ontario. We appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback on Health Canada's proposed new regulations under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) for tamper-resistant formulations of opioid pain relievers.

  • Monday, February 23, 2015 - 01:00

    Dear Ms. Verrier:

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) appreciates the opportunity to provide CNO with feedback regarding two proposed by-law changes: a) Fees and b) Register and Information from Members.

    Fees:

  • Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:28

    Dear Minister Hoskins,

    As a coalition of health service providers committed to a universal, publicly-funded and not-for-profit health system, which provides access and care based on need and not the ability to pay, we were encouraged by your announcement on November 21, 2014 directing hospitals to:

    “… not market to, solicit or treat international patients, with the exception of international patient activity related to a hospital's existing international consulting contracts.”

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:44

    Dear Minister Matthews,

    As we settle into a new year, reflect on promises made in 2014, and look ahead to a new provincial budget, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) urges you and all of our elected representatives to work together to build a "fairer and healthier Ontario."

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:38

    Dear Minister Moore,

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students across all sectors and roles in Ontario. We are pleased to offer our support for Bill C626 – An Act to Amend the Statistics Act which aims to reinstate the long-form census. RNAO has been one of the leading bodies speaking in support of the long-form census,leading up to, and following its demise. We commend MP Ted Hsu for his leadership in advancing this private member’s bill.

  • Friday, January 23, 2015 - 01:00
    Dear Dr. Quiñonez,

    Thank you for the opportunity to provide a response on behalf of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) to the questions posed by the Dental Service Schedule Review Expert Panel.

  • Friday, January 23, 2015 - 01:00

    Dear Minister Naqvi,

    Thank you for the letter of greetings and congratulations that you sent to mark the Nursing in Custody: An Educational Conference for Forensic, Mental Health and Correctional Nurses organized by RNAO's Ontario Correctional Nurses’ Interest Group on Friday, December 5th, 2014. It was received with appreciation and enthusiasm by the participants, especially your commitment to a comprehensive Mental Health Strategy for Correctional Services and the introduction of 24/7 access to health care within correctional facilities.

  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 01:00

    Dear Minister Hoskins,

    We are writing to request an urgent meeting with you to discuss how we can partner to ensure progress in Ontario's Diabetes Strategy.