Bill Status of HB0312 100th General Assembly
Short Description: NURSES-APRN SCOPE OF PRACTICE
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz - Cynthia Soto, Theresa Mah, Anna Moeller, Barbara Flynn Currie and Elizabeth Hernandez
| 4/28/2017||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Nurse Practice Act. In provisions concerning scope of practice, written collaborative agreements, temporary practice with a collaborative agreement, prescriptive authority with a collaborative agreement, titles, advertising, continuing education, and reports relating to professional conduct and capacity, changes references of "advanced practice nurse" and "APN" to "advanced practice registered nurse" and "APRN". Provides that a written collaborative agreement is required for all postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses until specific requirements have been met. Provides that postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses may enter into written collaborative agreements with collaborating advanced practice registered nurses or physicians (rather than collaborating physicians or podiatric physicians). In provisions concerning prescriptive authority for postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses, sets forth the requirements for postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses to have prescriptive authority and the limitations of such authority. Defines "full practice authority" and provides requirements for it to be granted to an advanced practice registered nurse. Removes provisions concerning advanced practice nursing in hospitals, hospital affiliates, or ambulatory surgical treatment centers, except the provision for anesthesia services and the provision requiring advanced practice registered nurses to provide services in accordance with other Acts. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal date of the Nurse Practice Act from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2028. Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Changes references to "advanced practice nurse" to references to "advanced practice registered nurse" throughout the Act and in other Acts, including changing the name of the Board of Nursing and the Advanced Practice Nursing Board to the Board of Nursing and Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Board. Effective immediately.