In speaking to those assembled for Legislative Day, Tim Oksman, lobbyist for HB1024 stated that the bill's passage against all odds was a tribute to the respect that the legislators have for the Nursing Profession. For persons interested in the political process surrounding HB1024 this chronology is written. If at times it seems repetitive, it's because the process was. The same core group of people, give or take a couple, said the same things to different people over and over again. Perhaps it is important to emphasize both the frustration and necessity of this repetition and that patience is needed to succeed. In writing this chronology, we realize that we probably haven't told the whole story. We are, therefore, interested in hearing from others who may have been in private practice before or who know of information regarding this or previous attempts to achieve independent practice in the state. We would like to view the total process in addition to the one we remember.
Original Publication Citation
Houseman, C., Hurt, L., Smith, L., & Zimmerman, M. (1989). House Bill 1024: A chronology. Virginia Nurse, 57(4), 31-34.
Houseman, Clare; Hurt, Leslie; Smith, Lucy; and Zimmerman, Michele, "House Bill 1024: A Chronology" (1989). Nursing Faculty Publications. 32.