Tracing a Piece of Legislation

Week 8 Assignment: Tracing a Piece of Legislation

In order to influence policy, you have to understand how a bill is started, moves through the legislative system, and finally enacted. In this assignment, you will trace a piece of legislation from introduction to how it impacts health care or nursing practice. Develop the assignment as if it will be used during a presentation, at a conference, or in a speech. Use color and interest to gain your audience’s attention, while remaining professional. Do not use too many words, be short and sweet. You can give more details as you give your presentation. Make sure to follow the rubric to ensure you get all points for this assignment.

Step 1: Identify a bill that relates to health care a social issue or nursing practice. You may select a federal or state bill

Step 2: Develop a poster presentation infographic FAQ document, or pamphlet which outlines how the bill was introduced and the process for approval by including answers to the following questions:

    • State the legislation name and summarize the purpose of the bill
    • Who introduced/sponsored the bill?
    • Where was it introduced? (U.S. Congress or a state legislature)
    • Who helped to draft the legislation?
    • Did nursing organizations such as the American Nurses Association identify support or opposition for the law? Look at two or more organizations, and you may need to review their lobbying information. If you can not find any evidence related to the legislation, list the organizations that you reviewed.
    • Which congressional or legislature committees were involved?
    • What happened to the legislation after it was introduced? Was it passed, enacted, or funded? If yes, when did it take effect?
    • What is the impact on health care or nursing practice?

*Because this is not a typical paper format style, you do not need a title page or reference page. Please put weblinks for your sources on the bottom of your assignment separated by commas. This will count towards full APA formatting credit.

Step 3: Submit the written assignment using this assignment box.

Tracing a Piece of Legislation

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