Welcome to the Nursing Policy Website

Policy includes decisions, plans and actions that are taken to achieve specific goals. We are particularly interested in policy that affects nursing within our society and Kaiser Permanente. Policy can include anything from major health policy overhauls in Washington DC to legislative debates in our state capitols to institutional rules within our health systems and hospitals.

Most of this site focuses on providing information about governmental policy at the state and federal level that is initiated by legislation and enacted in statute, code, law and regulation. We also include links to some internal Kaiser Permanente policy sites.

On the Policy News page, you will find updates about policy issues and decisions that affect Kaiser Permanente nursing.

For more information about this site or Nursing Policy, contact Catherine Dower, Director, National Nursing Research and Policy.

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