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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-12
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    New York
  • Organisation
    New York Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    Education Building
    89 Washington Avenue
    2nd Floor West Wing
    Albany
    NEW YORK 12234

    Location Address
    Education Building
    89 Washington Avenue
    2nd Floor West Wing
    Albany
    NEW YORK 12234

  • Phone
    +1 518 474 3817 Extension-1-120
  • Fax
    +1 518 474 3706
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Barbara Zittel PhD, RN
    Executive Secretary
  • Regulatory Body
    The New York State Board of Nursing (NYSBN) is part of the Office of the Professions (a division of the New York Education Department) http://www.op.nysed.gov/nurse.htm (accessed 22.04.2009)

    The NYSBN is established under Article 139: Nursing, Section 6904 http://www.op.nysed.gov/article139.htm#sect6904 (accessed 22.04.2009)

    The Board of Regents on the recommendation of the Commissioner of Education, appoints a State Board for each licensed profession to advise and assist the Board of Regents and the State Education Department on matters of professional regulation. The Board of Regents also appoints a Committee for Professional Assistance to advise them on matters relating to practice by professional licensees with alcohol or other drug abuse problems.

    The 28 State Boards for the Professions and the Committee for Professional Assistance are comprised of professional members and one or more representatives of the general public. The composition of each board and the Committee is specified in Title VIII of Education Law. In addition, Board and Committee composition should reflect the State's regions, cultural diversity, and the various aspects of the professions. http://www.op.nysed.gov/bdmemb.htm (accessed on 22.04.2009).

  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    Validated July 2008

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