AANP State Representative Report, Summer 2019
For those of you who attended the AANP National Conference a few weeks ago, I hope you enjoyed the networking and amazing sessions. Thank you to those who dropped by the Region 3 session on Wednesday and stayed for the Q and A session.
The take home conference message for me was ‘stay vigilant.’ Not only in our practice but in the wider arena of legislation. The District of Columbia has enjoyed FPA (Full Practice Authority) for over 30 years and it is easy to take for granted our autonomy; however we need to continue to amplify the NP voice and be our own champions for our patients and our profession. If you hear or see an area where there is negative press or misrepresentation of the NP role, AANP now has a direct email to report this at: www.aanp.org/reportnow
Locally there has been several reminders from DC Health (formerly DoH) to register for the PDMP (Prescription Drug Monitoring Program). There has been confusion regarding who needs to enroll and register. All NPs who are licensed in the District of Columbia need to register for the DC PDMP; even if you do not prescribe, or have a DEA/CS number. Registration has been extended to July 31st. To register, follow this link: https://districtofcolumbia.pmpaware.net/login
Finally a big congratulations to Dr. Joyce Pulcini for being the recipient of the esteemed Towers Pinnacle Award. It was an honor to have one of our own NPADC members receive this award. https://www.aanp.org/news-feed/aanp-announces-national-leadership-award-recipients-2
Also congratulations to Fiona Druy RN, GNP, MPH for being recognized as the DC State Award Recipient for Clinical Excellence and JoAnn Webb RN, MHA, FAAN for receiving the DC State Award for Advocacy. Photos of these awards can be found in the Legislative Corner/Photo Galleries.