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Contact Information Sheet

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

    Postal Address
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    239 Causeway Street
    Second Floor
    Boston
    MASSACHUSETTS 02114

    Location Address
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    239 Causeway Street
    Second Floor
    Boston
    MASSACHUSETTS 02114

  • Phone
    +1 617 973 0800/ 800 4140168
  • Fax
    +1 617 973 0984
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Rula Faris Harb, MS, RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The Massachusetts Board of Registered Nursing is within the Division of Health Professionals Licensure (a Division of the Department of Public Health, Office of Health and Human Services). The Division of Health Professions Licensure is comprised of eight boards of registration.

    The mission of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing is to lead in the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth through the fair and consistent application of the statutes and regulations governing nursing practice and nursing education.

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

  • 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).

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