Call To Action: HB1092- it's not too late to be heard!
We are asking that you please email and call the following six key legislators we are targeting for this legislative call to action.
We need for the Rules Committee to bring HB 1092 up for a hearing to continue moving our bill forward before crossover day occurs next week. Otherwise, it cannot move further!
- HB 1092 co-sponsored by Chairman Allen Powell and Rep. Randy Nix: is our replacement bill for the previous radiographic bill called HB 409.
- It authorizes APRNs the ability to order all types of advanced imaging (CT scan, MRIs, PET scans, & Nuclear scans).
- Currently, APRNs can only order advanced imaging during only life-threatening emergencies.
- Georgia is the only state left with these restrictions on ordering radiographic imaging for APRNs.
- HB 1092: also extends the ratio from 1 MD:4 APRNs to 1 MD:6 APRNs in our nurse protocol agreements which are required in Georgia for prescriptive authority. This would especially be helpful to ALL APRNs but especially for our rural and underserved areas across the state.
Please send the below message in a separate email and call the following 6 key legislators today! You can also reach out to your district legislators as well.
House Speaker David Ralston 404.656.5020 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rules Committee Chairman Richard Smith: 404.656.5141 email@example.com (UAPRN- COLUMBUS/W. GA)
Rep. Trey Kelly 404.656.5024 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Jan Jones 404.656.5072 email@example.com (UAPRN- GWINNETT/FORSYTH)
Rep. John Burns 404.656.5052 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Matt Hatchett 404.656.5025 email@example.com
SAMPLE LETTER, personalize to make it your own.
Dear Rep. --------
I am writing you as a Georgia nurse today to request for you to please put HB 1092 on the House Rules calendar before Crossover Day and vote YES! This bill is important in that it will remove unnecessary red tape and allow advanced practice nurses to order CT and MRI in routine situations. Currently, APRNs can order CT and MRI in life-threatening situations but not routine. This delays care and INCREASES COSTS for Georgians! With advancing technology, abnormal mammograms require additional CT imaging. Please call this important bill up for a vote in the House!