Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Speaking Notes/Submissions

  • April 13, 2015
  • March 31, 2015

    On March 30, representatives from RNAO’s policy department presented to the Ministry’s Task Force to Review Legislation to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Patients. RNAO commented on provisions under the Regulated Health Profession’s Act and the role of the regulating colleges in responding to complaints of sexual abuse. Best practices at the provider and organizational level from the healthy work environment and clinical best practice guidelines were also put forward.

  • March 19, 2015

    Dear Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council,

  • March 12, 2015

    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.

  • March 10, 2015

    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.

  • February 23, 2015

    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:

  • February 5, 2015

    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.”

  • January 29, 2015

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing RNs, NPs and nursing students in all settings and roles across Ontario. It is the strong, credible voice leading the nursing profession to influence and promote healthy public policy. RNAO understands that budgets profoundly affect people's health and nursing services. For this, we welcome this opportunity to participate in the pre-budget consultation.

  • January 29, 2015

    Good afternoon, my name is Tim Lenartowych and I am the associate director of nursing and health policy at the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). With me is Kim Jarvi, RNAO's senior economist. RNAO is the professional association representing registered nurses and nurse practitioners working in all settings and roles across Ontario. We also represent nursing students. Our association takes pride in influencing public policy and we know that budgets profoundly affect people's health and nursing services

  • January 29, 2015

    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."

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