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The CNA Authorities Affairs and Public Coverage Committee (GAPP) started the countdown to the 2024 Legislative Session by circulating a survey on office violence to CNA members. Regardless of the profitable passage in 2022 of HB22-1401 (Hospital Nurse Staffing Requirements), a invoice that requires hospitals to report such incidents, inconsistent reporting has contributed to the shortage of a central information base in Colorado. The responses to this subjective survey, collated by CNA Government Director Colleen Casper, have been offered to GAPP at our September 2023 assembly. Office violence–against nurses and associated professions–remains within the forefront of dialogue on each the nationwide and state degree throughout this legislative session, which started in Colorado on January tenth. The CNA Board, following the recommendation of GAPP, has develop into a part of a coalition of well being care organizations with a stake in a invoice on office violence launched firstly of the session.

GAPP additionally hosted Senator Jeannie Nicholson at our assembly on December thirteenth who offered her present invoice on behalf of the Coalition for Widespread Sense Well being Care in Colorado. The membership voted to affix this coalition, which makes no calls for aside from protecting present on this subject via audio system and emails.

GAPP Management, comprising our Government Director Colleen Casper, contract lobbyist group Gil Romero, Ryan Romero and Alec Romero, co-chairs Mary Satre and Mavis Mesi (elected to the submit mid-2023), Communications Director Mark Longshore, and Recorder V. Sean Mitchell meets throughout the week prior to every GAPP assembly to debate and set the agenda. It is a fluid course of throughout the dynamic legislative session however permits membership to organize for our discussions on related laws.

GAPP management continues ongoing dialog with the Advising and Networking Groups (ANTs), commonly represented by a number of of their members who attend GAPP and impart a synopsis of their concepts and actions.

GAPP encourages members to familiarize themselves with the “Invoice Tracker” hyperlink discovered underneath the Advocacy/Coverage tab on the CNA homepage ( This checklist of precedence payments, together with CNA’s place on them as they’re launched, will allow knowledgeable, efficient, and well timed discussions throughout GAPP conferences. Semi-monthly conferences (2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month) commenced in January and can proceed on this schedule all through the legislative session (till mid-Could) earlier than returning to a month-to-month calendar.

Starting with the October 11, 2023, assembly, Zoom particulars have been modified to encourage prior and correct registration for conferences. College students and CNA members stay welcome at GAPP conferences and might entry the registration particulars by going to:

Mary Satre, MSN, MBA, RN | Co-Chair of CNA GAPP Committee

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