In addition to sponsoring legislative proposals, CANP also monitors bills that impact the nurse practitioner profession. In many cases, CANP will take an official position on these bills. How does CANP decide which bills to support or oppose? The process outlined below has been developed as a means for determining on a case-by-case basis whether CANP supports, opposes or remains neutral.
CANP follows – i.e., supports, opposes or watches – bills that:
The legislative advocate will write a letter to the author of the bill and to appropriate legislative committee members delineating CANP’s position on the bill. We may oppose unless amended, and suggested amendments will be drafted by CANP’s advocacy team.
These are bills that could potentially impact NPs but which we do not support or oppose, including bills that could be potential vehicles that may be amended later. The legislative advocate is not expected to write a letter to the group involved with the bill.
The complete list of bills on which CANP has taken a position or is monitoring can be viewed via our online bill tracker.
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