Ethical and legal issues in nursing
Ethical and legal issues in nursing. The federal and state authorities make and amend bill into laws that relate to healthcare. Laws provide the framework under which health care services are provided (Sinclair, 2016). The following essay discusses the New Jersey Abortion Bill from different subtopics.
Describe and discuss the New Jersey legislative process and the difference between the state and assembly versions of the bill.
There are eleven steps that a bill goes through before becoming law in New Jersey legislature. The legislator decides to draft the bill with inputs from several public parties. The office of legislative services researchers and drafts the bill. Thereafter, the clerk of the assembly read out the title of the bill and is released to the public. The speaker constitutes a committee to review the bill. The committee makes necessary amendments and presents to the floor for voting. The bill undergoes third reading and by a majority vote, proceeds to the second house to undergo same process. If the bill passes the second house, it is presented to the governor for approval and becomes law (Johnson, 2015).
Discuss your rationale for choosing this legislation. Describe the impact this legislation will have on the health and welfare of the public. Critically compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of the legislation. Is there a financial impact statement attached to the bill? If so, what are the implications of the financial impact statement?
The bill I chose allows advanced and licensed nurse working as home care providers to certify handicapped persons to use parking facilities provided by the municipalities. I chose the bill because it directly impacts on the welfare of one a minority and less privileged population, the handicapped. The bill eases the process of the handicapped to access parking facilities created for the handicapped through increasing the number of professionals allowed to certify them. The bill has limitations in that it still imposes registration fees and limited time of certification to handicapped persons to use the designated parking facilities. The bill implies that the municipals will have to spend more resources to increase the number of parking facilities for the handicapped (Sinclair, B. (2016).
Critically discuss your own view and position on this legislation
The bill creates a positive impact on the welfare of the handicapped. However, more nurses in other fields of practice should be legalized to certify handicapped persons for use of parking facilities for the handicapped (Johnson, 2015).
Discuss how other healthcare stakeholders view this legislation. Are they in support? Why or why not? (Ethical and legal issues in nursing)
The New Jersey Nurses Association has welcomed the law but advocates for the inclusion of more laws that protect the nurses against the legal issues that may arise as result of the legalization of the nurse to certify persons as handicapped (Johnson, 2015).
Discuss how this legislation will impact nurses and the nursing profession (Ethical and legal issues in nursing)
The law will lead to modification of the nursing educational curriculum. The curricula will have to include in-depth training on disability and the handicapped and other social services they require (Johnson, 2015).
In addition, please identify the congressman, state senator and two assembly people from your own district
The current congressman for New Jersey is Robert Menendez, the state senator is Frank Pallone Jr. and Dawn Marie Addiego and Christopher Bateman are some of the assembly people from Clifton, New Jersey (Sinclair, 2016)
References (Ethical and legal issues in nursing)
Johnson, J. J. (2015). Signing on the Dotted Line: Legislation to Revise New Jersey’s Notaries Public Act. Seton Hall Legis. J., 40, 247.
Sinclair, B. (2016). Unorthodox lawmaking: New legislative processes in the US Congress. CQ Press.