NRS-440V Week 4 Legislative Worksheet (SBAR Format): How a Bill Becomes a Law
Trends and Issues in Health Care – Nurses in Politics
As you have discovered through this course, nurses are influential members of the community and the political system.
Therefore, for the purposes of this assignment you will identify a problem or concern in your community, organization, etc. that has the capacity to be legislated. You will conduct research and state a proposal. Through the legislative process, your proposal for the problem or concern may influence an idea for change into a law.
First, refer to the “How a Bill Becomes a Law” media.
Then, view the “Bill to Law Process” to watch the scenario.
Legislative Worksheet (SBAR Format) How a Bill Becomes a Law
SITUATION: IS THIS SOMETHING THAN CAN BE LEGISLATED?
Identify the problem/concern:
State your proposal/idea.
BACKGROUND: DO YOUR RESEARCH
Include studies, reports, personal experience, or anecdotal stories related to your proposal.
Has there been similar legislation introduced and/or passed in other states? If so, include it.
ASSESSMENT: FINANCES AND STAKEHOLDERS
Identify financial impact if any (e.g., added costs, cost savings, increased revenue):
Hospital Board of Directors
Make an appointment with your legislator to discuss your proposal.