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Press Releases

Statement: UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan on Charlottesville Violence

August 15, 2017

A Nazi march in support of a Confederate monument in the year 2017 is a frightening flashback to an ugly side in our country’s past that has been unacceptable for decades.

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Statement: UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan on the Motion to Proceed Vote

July 24, 2017

Instead of crafting Trumpcare legislation that gives us improved health care outcomes, the Senate Republicans have drafted another incredibly shortsighted health care bill. Millions will lose health insurance if this bill becomes law.

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Statement: UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan on the New Senate Health Care Bill

July 13, 2017

Instead of crafting Trumpcare legislation that gives us improved health care outcomes, the Senate Republicans have drafted another incredibly shortsighted health care bill. Millions will lose health insurance if this bill becomes law.

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Dialysis RNs and Patient Care Technicians Respond to Editorial Full of Industry Lies and Misinformation

July 3, 2017

The Los Angeles News Group ran an editorial this weekend in a number of its newspapers titled “Unions Playing Politics with Dialysis Patients’ Lives.” The editorial was filled with lies and misinformation which seem to be regurgitated from dialysis industry talking points. The fact is that the staffing requirements, minimum transition times between patients to reduce the spread of infection, and inspection requirements for chronic dialysis clinics called for in SB 349 are firmly rooted not only in common sense but a solid body of evidence from decades’ worth of peer-reviewed scientific studies.

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Lifesaving Dialysis Ratios One Step Closer to Law after State Assembly Health Committee Votes in Favor

June 27, 2017

By passing the Dialysis Patient Safety Act (SB 349) today, the California State Assembly Health Committee advanced legislation to protect the lives of Californians who rely on life-saving dialysis treatments.

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UNAC/UHCP’s Jimmy Gomez Headed to Congress

June 6, 2017

After a hard-fought election, former UNAC/UHCP Legislative and Political Director Jimmy Gomez is headed to Washington, DC, to represent the constituents of California’s 34th Congressional District.

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State Senate Takes Key Step to Save Lives of California Dialysis Patients

May 31, 2017

By passing the Dialysis Patient Safety Act (SB 349) today, the California State Senate took a key step in protecting the lives of 66,000 Californians who rely on thrice-weekly dialysis treatments in 560 clinics around the state to stay alive.

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Dialysis Patient Safety Act Clears Next Hurdle in CA State Senate

April 25, 2017

A bill to improve safety for more than 63,000 Californians who undergo life-saving dialysis treatment several times weekly in more than 560 clinics throughout the state was approved today by the California State Senate Judiciary Committee.

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A Safer Workplace for California Health Care Workers Begins April 1

March 31, 2017

Following years of advocacy work, UNAC/UHCP registered nurses and health care professionals will finally see their efforts come to fruition with the implementation of new workplace violence prevention regulations on April 1.

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CA Senate Health Committee Votes in Favor of Dialysis Patient Safety Act (SB 349) at Urging of Dialysis Caregivers

March 30, 2017

The California State Senate’s Health Committee stood with dialysis caregivers by their decisive vote in favor of the Dialysis Patient Safety Act (SB 349), which would set safe caregiver-to-patient ratios in chronic dialysis clinics statewide, mandate safer transition times between patients for infection control, and require annual inspections of the facilities.

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