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Contact Information Sheet

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

    Postal Address
    PO Box 83720
    Boise
    IDAHO 83720-0061

    Location Address
    280 North 8th Street, Suite 210, (corner of 8th Street and Bannock) Boise,
    Idaho. 83720-0061

  • Phone
    +1 208 334 3110
  • Fax
    +1 208 334 3262
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Sandra Evans MA Ed, RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The Mission of the Idaho Board of Nursing is to regulate nursing practice and education for the purpose of safeguarding the public health, safety and welfare.

    The legal framework for the Idaho Board of Nursing is in the Idaho Statutes, Title 54 Professions, Vocations and Business Chapter 14 Nurses.

    The stated purpose: “is in order to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare, it is in the public interest to regulate and control nursing in the state of Idaho, to promote quality health care services, to prohibit unqualified and dishonest persons from practicing nursing, and to protect against acts or conduct which may endanger the health and safety of the public.”
    http://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/54014KTOC.html (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).

     

    Validated December 2008
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