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Media Advisory — Kamal Khera, parliamentary secretary to the minister of national revenue, to speak at Canadian Nurses Association annual meeting to discuss federal government measures that support nurse practitioners and patients

Ottawa, June 19, 2017 — On Wednesday, June 21, Kamal Khera, MP and parliamentary secretary to the minister of national revenue, will provide an update on measures that the Liberal government introduced in the 2017 federal budget to better support nurse practitioners (NPs) and their patients across Canada.

The government’s 2017 budget amended the Income Tax Act to enable NPs to certify patients for the federal disability tax credit. In addition, once adopted, Bill C-44 will remove more barriers for NPs and their patients through amendments to the Employment Insurance Act and Canada Labour Code.

CNA has been advocating for the removal of federal barriers so NPs can practise to their full scope to provide more comprehensive, safe and accessible care to over three million Canadians.

Find out more about nurse practitioners in Canada at www.cna-aiic.ca/np.

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
8:35 a.m. (ET)

WHO:
Barb Shellian, president of the Canadian Nurses Association
Kamal Khera, MP and parliamentary secretary to the minister of national revenue

WHERE:
Ottawa Room, Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Dr.
Ottawa, ON  K1N 9J2

Please RSVP to:
Kevin Ménard
Communications Advisor
Canadian Nurses Association
Cell: 613-266-8230
E-mail: kmenard@cna-aiic.ca

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The Canadian Nurses Association is the national professional voice representing over 139,000 registered nurses and nurse practitioners in Canada. CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.