Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Submissions

  • April 26, 2017

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP), and nursing students in all roles and sectors across Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contributions to shaping the health system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

  • March 23, 2017

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP), and nursing students in all roles and sectors across Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contributions to shaping the health system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve. RNAO appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs on Bill 84, an Act to amend various Acts with respect to medical assistance in dying (MAID).

  • January 31, 2017

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP), and nursing students in all roles and sectors across Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contributions to shaping the health system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

    RNAO appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback to the Ministry of Community and Social Services on a basic income pilot. The process has put a spotlight on divergent policy frameworks and public discourse to inform what is essentially a discussion about values and human rights. Bringing this proposal forward has given additional energy, purpose, and passion to the critical question of what kind of society do we wish to build?

  • January 19, 2017

    At a pre-budget consultation in Brampton on Jan. 19, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) presented 29 recommendations to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.

    RNAO estimates the recommendations could save the province millions while investing in the health of Ontarians.

    One of our recommendations calls for better wound care practices. Investment in wound prevention and treatment today would save the government millions of dollars and stop hundreds of unnecessary amputations every year for people with diabetes and prevent needless suffering. Pressure relief (offloading) devices -- that cost anywhere between $100 and $1,500 per person -- are not funded by the government. The average cost of an amputation is about $74,000.

    Other recommendations include better health promotion, affordable housing, raising the minimum wage, removing practice barriers so NPs can prescribe controlled substances and allowing RNs to write prescriptions to improve timely access to care.

  • November 23, 2016

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students in all settings and roles across Ontario. RNAO extends its gratitude to the standing committee for the opportunity to review Bill 41: Patients First Act, 2016 and offer recommendations to enhance it.

  • October 17, 2016

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students in all settings and roles across Ontario. RNAO congratulates the Special Advisors of the Changing Workplaces Review for their comprehensive interim report. This is the first step towards modernizing labour relations and employment standards legislation in light of changes in the workplace that weaken existing legislative protections for many people.

  • October 6, 2016
    • the nurse had a nurse-patient relationship with the deceased;
    • the death was expected; 
    • there was a documented medical diagnosis of a terminal disease; and
    • there was a predictable pattern of decline for the deceased with no unexpected events or unexpected complications.
  • July 11, 2016

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. RNAO regularly provides CNO with feedback regarding regulatory matters and we are pleased to offer recommendations on proposed regulatory and fee changes as circulated in the June 2016 The Standard.

  • June 22, 2016

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students in all settings and roles across Ontario. We are the strong and credible voice leading the nursing profession to influence and promote healthy public policy.

  • June 22, 2016

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students in all settings and roles across Ontario. We are the strong and credible voice leading the nursing profession to influence and promote healthy public policy. The absence of a national pharmacare program is a major gap in Canada's universal health-care system -- a gap whose consequences nurses deal with daily in their practice. We congratulate the government for putting a national pharmacare program on the agenda.