Government Relations

The Government Relations Committee promotes and advocates for the interests of nurse anesthetists in North Carolina with regard to policies, laws, and regulations that affect nurse anesthetists’ practice. The Committee monitors both federal and state legislation developments that may affect nurse anesthetists. In response to identified issues or proposed legislation, the GRC is charged with the duty to communicate with and inform policy makers at the state level in an effort to educate and promote nurse anesthetist practice.

NCNA 2019 Tuesday Legislative Presence - Sign up to attend!

Join other APRNs at the N.C. General Assembly in support of the Modernize Nursing Practice Act. This legislation includes many important components that would increase access to care in our state through more efficient and effective utilization of APRNs. Volunteers will be provided background information and instructions in advance of your visit to help you prepare, as well as on-site info and coaching. Duties may include:

  • distributing informational materials to legislator offices in teams of two or more
  • attending Health Committee meetings

Many legislators have taken notice of our efforts and we need to keep the momentum going in 2019!

SAVE Act Talking Points

Legislative Action Alert 3/6/19

CRNA Fact Sheet (Training and Education)

Beyond the Mask: Innovation & Opportunities for CRNAs in Podcasts - Listen to a great podcast, CRNAs & The Legislature, with Patrick J. Ballantine, Sharon Pearce, and Jeremy Stanley here!

Committee Co-chairs:

Darcy Dennison-Harwood MSNA, CRNA, Ian Hewer PhD, CRNA, Kimberly Gordon MSN, CRNA

Committee Members:

Brad Coomer MSNA, CRNA, Ron DeAtley MSN, CRNA, Stephen Michaux-Smith MSN, CRNA, Devin Miller MSNA, CRNA, Stacy Yancey MSNA, CRNA


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