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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    California
  • Organisation
    Californian Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians
  • Address

    Postal Address
    2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
    Sacramento
    CALIFORNIA 95833
    USA

    Location Address
    2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
    Sacramento
    CALIFORNIA 95833
    USA

  • Phone
    +1 916 263 7800
  • Fax
    +1 916 263 7859
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Teresa Bello-Jones JD, MSN, RN
    Executive Officer
  • Regulatory Body
    The California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (Board) protects the consumer from unprofessional and unsafe licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and psychiatric technicians (PTs). Public protection is the highest priority of the Board in exercising its licensing, regulatory and disciplinary functions.
    To protect the public, the Board:
    • Establishes the minimum requirements for examination and licensure.
    • Establishes educational standards for the accreditation of Vocational Nursing (VN) and Psychiatric Technicians (PT) schools in California.
    • Adopts regulations to clarify the performance, practice and disciplinary standards for its licensees.
    • Enforces the regulations governing the continued accreditation of VN & PT schools in California.
    • Enforces the regulations governing LVNs and PTs by taking appropriate disciplinary action against incompetent or unsafe licensees efficiently and effectively.

    http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/about_us/about_us.shtml (accessed on 22.04.2009)

  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and 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).

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