HB12-1065 - Deadline Advan Prac Nurse Retain Prescriptive Auth

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Deadline For An Advanced Practice Nurse Who Was Granted Prescriptive Authority Prior To July 1, 2010, To Develop An Articulated Plan For Purposes Of Retaining Prescriptive Authority.

Pursuant to legislation in 2009, the standards for advanced practice nurses (APNs) to obtain prescriptive authority were modified to require APNs, in addition to obtaining specified levels of education and experience, to develop an articulated plan for safe prescribing that documents how the APN will collaborate with physicians and other health care professionals in his or her practice of prescribing medications. Under the 2009 legislation, APNs who were granted prescriptive authority prior to July 1, 2010, were permitted to retain that authority but were required to develop an articulated plan of safe prescribing within one year, or by July 1, 2011.

The bill allows the state board of nursing, on a case-by-case basis, to extend the deadline by which APNs with prescriptive authority granted before July 1, 2010, are required to develop an articulated plan, but in no case is the board allowed to extend the deadline beyond July 1, 2012. An APN seeking a deadline extension must submit to the board, prior to July 1, 2012, an application and fee and an attestation that he or she has developed an articulated plan. The board is to adopt rules establishing the criteria for granting a deadline extension. A decision of the board regarding a deadline extension request is not appealable.

Latest update: April 2, 2012
04/02/2012 Governor Action - Signed
03/22/2012 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/22/2012 Sent to the Governor
03/21/2012 Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/14/2012 Senate Third Reading Passed
03/13/2012 Senate Second Reading Passed
03/08/2012 Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/24/2012 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health and Human Services
02/22/2012 House Third Reading Passed
02/21/2012 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
02/20/2012 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
02/15/2012 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/02/2012 House Committee on Health and Environment Refer Amended to Finance
01/11/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health and Environment