91st General Assembly
Summary of SB0241
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ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING                                                  

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act and  Hospital      
   Licensing  Act.  Provides requirements for clinical privileges. Amends      
   the Medical Practice Act of  1987.    Inserts  a  provision  regarding      
   collaboration between an anesthesiologist or physician and a certified      
   registered   nurse  anesthetist.   Amends  the  Nursing  and  Advanced      
   Practice Nursing Act.  Provides that, beginning January 1,  2000,  the      
   Board  shall  be  composed  of  7  registered  nurses  instead  of  9.      
   Eliminates  from  the  Board  the  2  registered  nurses  representing      
   advanced  specialty  practice.   Includes a certified registered nurse      
   anesthetist in the definition of "advanced practice nurse" and in  the      
   provision  providing  qualifications  for  advanced  practice  nurses.      
   Provides an exception for certified registered nurse anesthetists from      
   the   requirement   of   a  written  collaborative  agreement  with  a      
   collaborating physician.  Provides guidelines  under  which  certified      
   nurse  anesthetists  must practice.  Provides that no person shall use      
   the title  "Certified  Registered  Nurse  Anesthetist"  or  "C.R.N.A."      
   without  meeting  the  requirements  of  the  Act. Provides additional      
   requirements for the 4 advanced practice nurses and 3 physicians  that      
   comprise  the  Advanced  Practice Nursing Board.  Repeals a Section of      
   the Nursing and Advanced  Practice  Nursing  Act  creating  the  Joint      
   Committee on Licensure of CRNAs.  Effective immediately.                    
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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