Bill Status Report
2017 Legislative Information
The purpose of CSNO advocacy is twofold: to promote the practice of the profession of the California Credentialed School Nurse, and to promote safe care at school for the children of California. CSNO advocacy efforts focus on training, providing guidance, and encouraging the individual school nurse to work at a grassroots level for the above purposes.
The CSNO Government Relations Committee (GRC) works closely with our Legislative Advocate to monitor legislation introduced in the California Legislature. The Committee focuses solely on those legislative issues that have the potential to significantly impact the practice of school nursing in California as well as the health and welfare of the students we serve. Bill positions are taken on behalf of CSNO by the GRC and are guided by CSNO’s Board-approved Legislative Platform.
The purpose of a legislative platform is to support CSNO’s mission statement by establishing the Organization’s legislative agenda for the upcoming legislative session. This platform is representative of CSNO’s legislative efforts. The platform does not list every issue of concern for the Organization; rather it describes those issues deemed as priorities by the Board of Directors, Governmental Relations Committee and the membership for the current legislative session.