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Contact Information Sheet

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

    Postal Address
    Department of Health
    Health Professional
    Licensing Administration
    District of Columbia Board Of Nursing
    717 14th Street, NW
    Suite 600
    Washington DC

    Location Address
    Department of Health
    Health Professional
    Licensing Administration
    District of Columbia Board Of Nursing
    717 14th Street, NW
    Suite 600
    Washington DC

  • Phone
    +1 877 672 2174
  • Fax
    +1 202 727 8471
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Karen Scipio-Skinner MSN, RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The Board of Nursing is mandated to regulate the practice of registered nurses (RN), practical nurses (LPN), and advanced practice registered nurses (APRN)—nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners and trained medication employees (TME). The Board accredits DC professional nursing and practical nursing programs. It also administers a rehabilitation program, Committee on Impaired Nurses (COIN), established for nurses with impaired practice due to substance abuse or mental illness.
    http://www.hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/cwp/view,a,1195,Q,497507,PM,1.asp accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The legal framework for the Board of Nursing is the District of Columbia Municipal Regulation for Registered Nursing, (Chapter 54) Practical Nursing (Chapter 55), The Nurse Practice Act , Regulation for Practicing Nurse Anesthetists (Chapter 57) and Nursing Program Regulations (Chapter 56). http://www.hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/cwp/view,a,1195,Q,497507,PM,1.asp (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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