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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Rural Emergency Hospitals: State Considerations and Legislative Actions

To address closures of rural hospitals and increase access to care in rural communities, Congress established Rural Emergency Hospitals as a new provider type for eligible rural hospitals, effective January 2023. This NCSL webinar will explore the new designation, including its intended purpose, program rules, requirements and potential challenges and opportunities for states. Attendees will hear about recent state legislative activity regarding rural emergency hospitals from national experts and several state legislators.

This webinar is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $813,543 with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. 

Energy Storage as Resilience

Energy storage has always had the potential to serve as a vital resource during periods of stress for the electric grid. Energy storage resources can inject much-needed electricity when demand is highest, or support a microgrid that enables homes, businesses and communities to ride out power outages. However, current limitations with the most common battery technologies has, in some cases, constrained the impact of these resources during disaster scenarios, leading some states to begin exploring long-duration storage technologies to support resilience. This webinar will look at current energy storage technologies, how these technologies are currently deployed, and how they could be deployed in the future to support greater resilience.

Education Trends in States | Part 3: Education Choice and School Finance

Learn how states are exploring new ways to target education resources and provide additional education options for students.

NCSL’s International Network Discusses the US-Taiwan Relationship

Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Denver, Bill Huang, joins NCSL’s International Network to discuss the US-Taiwan relationship.

Education Trends in States | Part 2: Recovery and Innovation

Learn how states are addressing student academic and mental health needs, while exploring innovative ways to rethink schools and education systems.