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Contact Information Sheet

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

    Postal Address
    Department of Health Professions
    Perimeter Center
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
    Richmond
    VIRGINIA 23233

    Location Address
    Department of Health Professions
    Perimeter Center
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
    Richmond
    VIRGINIA 23233

  • Phone
    +1 804 367 4515
  • Fax
    +1 804 527 4455
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Jay Douglas RN MSN CSAC
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The Virginia Board of Nursing is part the Department of Health Professions. http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    Laws Governing the Practice of Nursing and Health Professions in General Code of Virginia (as of July 1, 2007) Chapter 30:Nursing, Article 1.Board of Nursing, and Chapter 30 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia Nursing.
    http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/leg/Chapter_30_Nursing.doc
    http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/nursing_laws_regs.htm#law
    (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).

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