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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 24, 2017
UNAC/UHCP applauds the withdrawal of the Affordable Care Act repeal legislation in the US House of Representatives on March 24. We remain vigilant should lawmakers decide to introduce another repeal bill in the future which would cost millions of Americans their health care.
San Diego Nurses Deliver Petitions to Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Darrell Issa Demanding They Protect Patients & Community
March 17, 2017
A busload of nurses and other health care professionals delivered petitions to local Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Darrell Issa on March 17, calling on them to protect and improve Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care, not weaken it.
Riverside Nurses Deliver Petitions to Congressman Calvert Demanding He Protect Riverside Patients & Community
March 17, 2017
More than sixty nurses and other health care professionals delivered petitions to local Congressman Ken Calvert’s office on March 17, calling on him to protect and improve Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care, not weaken it.