2006 Regular Session
By: Representative Hines, Buck, Fredericks, Whittington
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE THE MONTH OF MAY OF EACH YEAR AS "NURSES MONTH" IN MISSISSIPPI IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NATIONAL OBSERVANCE OF "NURSES MONTH," TO PROMOTE AND HONOR THE HARD WORK AND DEDICATION OF NURSES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
WHEREAS, the month of May is designated "Nurses Month" in Mississippi in recognition of the hard work and dedication of nurses and their enormous contributions to improving the health care of Mississippi's citizens; and
WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Mississippi Legislature in designating the month of May recognizing nurses, to acknowledge and celebrate the nurses of this state who work in hospitals, nursing homes, doctor's offices, schools, health care centers and even private homes; and
WHEREAS, the contributions of the nursing profession to the improvements that have been made in health care are sometimes overlooked; and
WHEREAS, the members of the Mississippi Legislature feel that is vitally important that a month be formally designated as "Nurses Month" for the purpose of increasing public awareness of the role nurses play in the health and well being of Mississippians and the health care system: NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The month of May of each year is designated as "Nurses Month" to promote and honor the hard work and dedication of nurses in the State of Mississippi.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.