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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Georgia LPN
  • Organisation
    Georgia State Board of Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Address

    Postal Address
    237 Coliseum Drive
    Macon
    GEORGIA 31217-3858

  • Phone
    +1 478 207 2440
  • Fax
    +1 478 207 1354
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Brig Zimmerman
  • Regulatory Body

    The Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses is a seven member board appointed by the Governor to protect, promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Georgia. The Board meets every other month to regulate fifty-five practical nursing education programs. In addition, the Board reviews applications for licensure and regulates licensed practical nurses practicing in Georgia. http://www.sos.georgia.gov/plb/lpn/ (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    The legal framework (Article) for the Georgia State Board of Licensed Practical Nurses is the Georgia Practical Nurses Practice Act. Title 43 Chapter 26, Nurses, Article 2.

    The purpose of the legislation is to protect, promote, and preserve the public health, safety, and welfare through regulation and control of practical nursing education and practice. http://sos.georgia.gov/cgi-bin/PLBLaws.asp?Board=13 (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 Statesin 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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