Regulations and Comments

AACN has a rich history of submitting public comments on regulatory proposals, agency strategic plans, and congressional committee documents, both independently and as a member of coalitions that are active in health policy and higher education.

Comments/Letters Submitted - Federal Agency
Department of Health and Human Services

AACN Letter of Welcome to Secretary Azar

(HHS) Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018– 2022

Medicare Program; CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program

Department of Homeland Security

AACN Signs ACE Letter to DHS John Kelly on International Students Scholars

Department of Veterans Affairs

Proposed Rule Authority of Health Care Providers to Practice Telehealth

VHA Proposed Rule for APRN Practice
On January 13, 2017, AACN submitted public comments to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regarding its final rule on APRN practice. AACN commends the VA for granting three of the four APRN roles (nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, and clinical nurse specialist) the ability to practice to the full extent of their education and training, but urges the VA to extend this policy change to certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) as well. AACN implores the department to more fully utilize CRNAs so that Veterans can receive timely care to high-quality anesthesia services. 

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Comments Submitted - Congressional Committee
Resources on Evidence-based Practice and Research

Antitrust and the Future of Nursing: Federal Competition Policy and the Scope of Practice

Reports and Articles on Promoting APRN Practice
Review the most current literature that supports APRN practice. Nationally recognized associations, respected news leaders, noted researchers, and evidenced based policy organizations weigh in.

Letters to the Administration