2013 - Challenges in Regulating Hazardous Drugs: Treating Patients while Protecting Clinicians

3.0 AV CLE Credits; WSBA #376381

Covers legislation to protect nurses and health care workers from exposure to hazardous drugs in the workplace; developing regulations to prevent harmful exposure to hazardous drugs in hospitals and other settings; and regulatory compliance tools provided by the Department of Labor and Industries.

Overview

Recorded:  12/17/2013
Credits:  3.0 AV CLE ; WSBA #376381
Length: 2:51:11

Featured Speakers:
Sophia Aragon, State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Karen Bowman, Alan Lundeen

This program was offered by Seattle University's School of Law and College of Nursing in partnership with the Washington State Nurses Association. Issues covered include: Passing legislation to protect nurses and health care workers from exposure to hazardous drugs in the workplace; Challenges for employers, nurses and health professionals in developing regulations to prevent harmful exposure to hazardous drugs in hospitals and other settings; and Regulatory compliance tools provided by the Department of Labor and Industries.

Credits:
3.0 Continuing Legal Education credits are available for Washington Lawyers; Nursing contact hours pending. Washington State Nurses Association CNEPP (OH-231, 9/1/2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Agenda

Introductions
Sofia Aragon, moderator

Passing legislation to protect nurses and health care workers from exposure to hazardous drugs in the workplace
State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles

Challenges for employers, nurses and health professionals in developing regulations to prevent harmful exposure to hazardous drugs in hospitals and other settings
Karen Bowman

Break

Regulatory compliance tools provided by the Department of Labor and Industries
Alan Lundeen

Course Evaluations and Adjourn

Presenters

Sofia Aragon is the Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor for the WA State Nurses Association. She earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Nursing from Seattle University. After practicing both acute care and primary care nursing in the Seattle area, she went on to law school, earning a Juris Doctor from Loyola University-Chicago School of Law, aiming for a career in health policy. Today she advocates on behalf of the state's largest health profession on policy issues such as health reform, health professions regulation, workplace safety, workforce development, public health, eliminating health disparities, and protecting safety net services. She also currently serves as adjunct faculty for the Seattle University College of Nursing and a Legislative Externship site supervisor for the Seattle University Law School. Prior to joining WSNA in November of 2008, she was the Legislative and Policy Manager for the Community and Family Health Division at the Washington State Department of Health in Olympia.

Karen Bowman is a native of Seattle and has been advocating for human and environmental health in the Pacific Northwest for over two decades. She has an Advanced Practice Degree in Community Health Systems with a special focus in Occupational and Environmental Health. Ms. Bowman owns her own corporation that assists clients with health and safety compliance, regulatory and wellness education and onsite health care services, along with environmental health advocacy for the global community. Karen teaches Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing in the Nursing and Health Studies Department at the University of Washington-Bothell and is the Environmental Health Specialist for the Washington State Nurses Association. She has been instrumental in advocating for State occupational and environmental health legislation such as the Children's Safe Product Act, the Safe Baby Bottle Act, King County's Take Back Your Meds Ordinance, Safe Patient Handling and The Hazardous Drug Bills. She is currently advocating for Federal Legislation reforming the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976.

Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles has represented the 36th Legislative District in the Washington State Senate since 1994, and in the House from 1992-1994. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Education from UCLA and attended Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. She has been a teacher, UC Irvine Asst. Dean, U.S. Dept. of Education Equity Specialist and U.W. Lecturer. She is a published author and an expert witness on Title IX, an international speaker on human trafficking, and a member of the WSIPP, JLARC, ArtsWA, Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education, and the U.W. Harry Bridges Center Visiting Committee. Sen. Kohl-Wells has been a champion in the Senate on anti-trafficking legislation and a leading voice on higher education. In addition to her position as ranking member of the Senate Higher Education Committee, Sen. Kohl-Welles sits on the Senate Ways & Means, Rules, and Judiciary committees.

Alan Lundeen has over 20 years of safety and health management experience. He was a Marine officer, helicopter pilot and aviation safety officer for eight years and was the senior investigator on three aviation mishaps. After leaving the military, he was a safety and health specialist with Labor and Industries for 13 years, working as a compliance inspector in the Kennewick field office and later as the general industry technical specialist in L&I's technical services program. He participated on several rulemaking projects, wrote numerous policy and rule interpretations and testified as an expert witness for L & I before Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals. He spent four years with the Utilities and Transportation Commission Office of Pipeline Safety, working with a stakeholder group to update the state Underground Utility Damage Prevention Law, RCW 19.122. He returned to L&I in January of 2012 as the Senior Program Manager for the DOSH Standards and Technical Services Program.

Pricing

General Registration - $90.00

Seattle University School of Law & College of Nursing Alumni - $75.00

WSNA Members - $75.00

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