Ellen Sends Nursing, Midwifery Bill to Senate

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has sent to the Senate for enactment, an Act to amend Chapter 65 and 66 of Title 33 of Public Health Law to grant autonomy to the Liberia Board of Nursing and Midwifery.In a communication dated July 8, 2014 and addressed to the Senate, President Sirleaf noted that “as the name of the instrument suggests, the draft Act amends the Public Health Law and makes the Liberia Board for Nursing and Midwifery an autonomous agency with the exclusive power to regulate nursing and midwifery practice in Liberia.”According to President Sirleaf’s communication, when the Act is established, the board will have the authority among other things; to create regulations, policies and punishments for the practice of nursing and midwifery; to enter into contract to afford the performance in acting this law in borrowing money in line with the Public Financial Management Act; register all person engaged in or desirous to engage in the practice of nursing and midwifery.The President said the Act will further design and harmonize the curriculum of the midwifery institution in the country, and establish the necessary professional standards to regulate the midwifery and nursing section.The President’s proposed amended Act wants the board to comprise of not less than 13 and not more than 17 members who shall be appointed based on a recommendation of the Professional Nursing and Midwifery Institutions; and all its members, except an ex-officio, legal adviser, shall have nursing and midwifery-related experience.She said the Act is in continuation of reform in the health sector of the country.The Act, which is sponsored in the Senate by the Senate Committee on Gender, Health, Social Welfare, Women and Children Affairs, Senator Peter Coleman and Grand Gedeh County Senator Isaac Nyenabo, and was sent to the committees on Health and Welfare, and Judiciary.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgKarl Lacey said Donegal remained calm at half-time in their Ulster SFC quarter-final clash with Derry, despite the fact they went in at the interval trailing by two points, after an ineffective opening 35 minutes. Karl Lacey has said Donegal stayed calm at half-time against Derry on Sunday, despite trailing at the break.Some suggested McGuinness must have read the riot act to his Donegal players at half-time, as they completely blew Derry away with a sensational 15 minute blitz at the start of the second-half.However, Lacey revealed McGuinness was calm at half-time, because he knew his side had it in their legs to overcome the deficit in the second-half. Lacey said, ” Jim kept things calm, we were two points down but we knew we had it in the legs.“We had the training done. We had the hard work done. We knew we had the fitness to push on.“We did that during the first ten or 15 minutes of the second half.“We had a couple of great moves and a couple of great scores. “I thought Leo’s goal was crucial and it came at the right time.Lacey said all focus has now turned towards their Ulster SFC semi-final clash with either Antrim or Fermanagh.“We’re not looking beyond the next match, people are suggested we’re in another Ulster final, but we’ll respect the challenge of either Antrim or Fermanagh and won’t underestimate either side.It’s a great game too look forward to, and it’s a great opportunity for us to reach another Ulster final. KARL LACEY REVEALS DONEGAL STAYED CALM AT HALF-TIME was last modified: May 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DerrydonegalHome-page Sportkarl laceynewsUlster SFCvictorylast_img read more