Regulatory Affairs

Federal regulations are created through a process known as "rulemaking," which is governed by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. Chapter 5). Once an agency decides that a regulatory action is necessary or appropriate, it develops and typically publishes a proposed rule in the Federal Register, soliciting comments from the public on the regulatory proposal. After the agency considers this public feedback and makes changes where appropriate, it then publishes a final rule in the Federal Register with a specific date upon which the rule becomes effective and enforceable. In issuing a final rule, the agency must describe and respond to the public comments it received. ARN routinely comments on proposed rules that effect rehabilitation nursing.

114th Congress, 1st Session (January 3, 2015 - January 3, 2016)

Correspondence How does this affect rehabilitation nurses?
ARN congratulates new director at NCMRR Promoting rehabilitation research is a strategic priority of ARN.
ARN comments on NQF measures under consideration There are seven measures for PAC settings under consideration.
ARN comments on Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies The proposed rule makes improvements for care coordination.
ARN Signs on to letters to MedPAC and Congress in opposition of site neutral payments Site-neutrality should preserve access to quality rehabilitation services provided at the appropriate level of intensity, in the right setting, and at the right time to meet the individual needs.
ARN joins Nursing Community in congratulating Dr. Wilmoth on promotion to Major General Dr. Wilmoth is responsible for all of the U.S. Army Reserve medical assets
ARN joins Nursing Community in welcoming members of the House of Representatives and Senate to the 114th Congress Members of Congress need to learn about the Nursing Community policy priorities
ARN sends letter to MedPAC opposing site neutral payments Determination of the need for intensive rehabilitation is dependent on the effects of a patient’s injury or illness as opposed to the diagnosis

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