Though it may not always be front of mind for many of us anymore, we are still living in a pandemic where many people are still getting sick, being hospitalized, and sometimes dying. That has put an incredible strain on our healthcare and public health systems – and the people who work in those fields. Today on #YNMG we discuss the many nursing and public health bills still in front of lawmakers with only about a day left before this session’s end.
KUNM public health reporter Jered Ebenreck has been following New Mexico’s nursing shortage and other public health news for months and joins us today to check in at what has become the eleventh hour for legislation that hasn’t been passed out of committees yet. He’ll tell us the state of those bills as of the time of recording, but you can track the latest developments by going to nmlegis.gov and searching by keyword under the “legislation” tab.
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Legislation Discussed In This Episode:
- HB 17 Expand Rural Health Practitioner Tax Credit
- HB 38 Rural Health Care Practitioner Tax Credit
- HB 40 Termination of States of Emeregency
- HB 175 Alzheimer’s Outreach
- SB 16 Distribution of At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits
- SB 23 Rural Primary Care Clinician Loan Repayment
- SB 50 Expand Nursing Programs at Colleges
- SB 56 Nursing Student Loan Repayment
- SB 58 Increase School Nurses
- SB 67 Expand School-Based Health Clinics
- SB 80 Health Security Act Adoption Study
- SB 115 Expand Rural Health Care Tax Credit
- SB 119 UNM Health Sciences Center
- SB 143 Small Business Pandemic Takings Reparations
- SB 190 Rural Hospital Services Fund
- SM 29 LANL Contribution During Pandemic
This public service is part of our Your New Mexico Government project, a collaboration between KUNM radio and New Mexico PBS. Support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.