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