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Contact Information Sheet

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

    Postal Address
    301 South Park
    PO BOX 200513
    Helena
    MONTANA 59620-0513

    Location Address
    301 South Park
    Helena
    MONTANA 59620-0513

  • Phone
    +1 406 841 2345
  • Fax
    +1 406 841 2305
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Barbara Swehla MN, RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The Nurse Practice Act empowers the Montana State Board of Nursing to develop processes and procedures which ensure high standards of nursing.

    These statutes are laws passed by the Legislature. Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3 is the Uniform Regulatory Act passed by the Legislature in 1995. All professional and occupational licensing is covered in these statutes. Title 37, Chapter 8 are the laws specific to nursing, often referred to as the Nurse Practice Act.
    http://mt.gov/dli/bsd/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/statute_page.asp (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    The Board’s goals include;

    • Maintain ongoing functions of protecting the public and monitor regulatory outcomes through appropriate licensure decisions, monitoring nursing education programs and outcomes.
    • Be proactive and responsive to changes in the health care environment, by identifying and evaluating trends in nursing practice and education, advanced practice and prescriptive authority, and responding to legislative changes.
    • Evaluate and investigate complaints and expedite disciplinary action.

    http://mt.gov/dli/bsd/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/goals.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 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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