Our legislative affairs team employs several methods to promote our positions on important nurse and healthcare issues to lawmakers. One such tool we have is LSNA’s Political Action Committee, or commonly referred to as, LANPAC.
LANPAC was established as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization for professional nurses to raise funds to support the candidacies and grassroot efforts of those that understand the importance of the most trusted healthcare provider available to the citizens of Louisiana— professional nurses.
LSNA Health Policy Committee
The Health Policy Committee initiates legislative action under the direction of the Board of Directors as appropriate to promote nursing or improve health care to the citizens of Louisiana. Among the responsibilities for the Committee, the group will:
- Recommend a position on legislation related to nursing and healthcare issues to the Board of Directors.
- Develop and disseminate lobbying strategies for LSNA.
- Keep membership informed about important legislation pertinent to nursing.
Current Legislative Activity
The 2018 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature will convene Monday, March 12, 2018. Final adjournment no later than 6:00 p.m. on June 4, 2018. However, LSNA never takes a break from advocating on behalf of professional nurses.
Throughout the year, LSNA networks with stakeholders, partners, and elected leaders to ensure our voice is heard at the policy table. LSNA engages the services of the Southern Strategy Group in Baton Rouge.
LSNA will host the 2018 Membership Assembly, Link to the Legislature, on April 24-25, 2018 at the Capitol Hilton in Baton Rouge. The event will include NURSE DAY AT THE CAPITOL on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Details, registration, and complete schedule will be released no later than December 1, 2017.
LSNA will take positions on issues related to nursing and the health of Louisiana’s citizens. Check back here for position statements as they are developed. All position statements will be shared here.