State Legislation on Safe Patient Handling
ANA works in coordination with Constituent Member (State) Associations (CMAs) to implement a Nationwide State Legislative Agenda that focuses on issues important to nurses, including the development and implementation of safe patient handling programs and policies.
Prompted by ANA's Handle with Care® Campaign which began in 2003, nine states have enacted "safe patient handling" legislation:
|State Legislative Milestones as of August 1st, 2010
Maryland (2007, 2008)
New Jersey (2007)
Rhode Island (2006)
|New York (2005, 2007, 2009)
||Ohio (2005) long term care loan fund program
Hawaii (2006) resolution
See the resources below for more on state legistion.
- Safe Patient Handling Map [PDF]