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O’Connor, J. C., MacNeil, A., Chriqui, J. F., Tynan, M., Bates, H., & Eidson, S. K. (2008). Preemption of local smoke-free air ordinances: The implications of judicial opinions for meeting national health objectives. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 36(2), 403– 412.
Sommers, B. (2010). Enrolling eligible children in Medicaid and CHIP: A research update. Health Affairs, 29(7), 1350.
The enrollment and retention of eligible children in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a health care concern. The article concludes that some state processes have mitigated this issue but other requirements, such as providing citizenship documentation, may have a detrimental effect. Therefore, these concerns should be incorporated into the implementation on PPACA of 2010.
Thomas, M. B., Benbow, D. A., & Ayars, V. D. (2010). Continued competency and board regulation: One state expands options. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 41(11), 524-528.
The authors use the changes instituted by the state of Texas in regard to the licensing of nurses to illustrate the need to adapt state licensing requirements to the changing diversity and scopes of practice among nurses.
Watson, E., & Hillman, H. (2010). Advanced practice registered nursing: Licensure, education, scope of practice, and liability issues. Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting, 21(3), 25–29.
The expanded role of the advanced practice nurse has led to changes in licensure, education, certification, and scope of practice definitions. The author points out that this expanded role has led to increased liability and accountability concerns as well.