One way to learn about federal laws and regulations is through the federal agencies charged with enforcing them.
Check the list below for links to agency sites on popular legal topics.
In addition, some environmental laws and regulations apply to tribal government operations.
Though the House has initiated more than 60 impeachments of federal officials, including two Presidents, one cabinet secretary and one Senator, only eight—all federal judges—have been convicted and removed from office.
Many county and municipal governments also have procedures for impeachment.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) states that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information.
This includes the presence or handling of chemicals and noxious fumes.
Some laws and policies require that a woman seeking an abortion receive information on accessing ultrasound services, while others require that a woman undergo an ultrasound before an abortion.The American Nurses Association (ANA) has been outspoken on this issue, calling for legislation mandating staffing plans and ratios.A recent ANA survey of nearly 220,000 RNs reported that 54% of nurses do not have sufficient time with patients, 43% have been working extra hours because of short staffing, and 20% found that inadequate staffing affected admissions, transfers, and discharges.This approach aides in establishing staffing levels that are flexible and account for changes; including intensity of patient’s needs, the number of admissions, discharges and transfers during a shift, level of experience of nursing staff, layout of the unit, and availability of resources (ancillary staff, technology etc.).” Rather than mandated fixed ratios or a one-size-fits-all approach, this type of model would give hospitals the flexibility to develop staffing plans that fit their particular institutional and patient needs.Depending on the severity of patient illnesses, experience and training of nursing staff, technology, and nurse support services—all of which can change with little to no notice—mandated ratios can be inadequate.
Where no federal law exists, sites offer compilations of state laws on a topic.