State Bill Tracking Report

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3/28/2015

Bill Summary Latest Action
AK S 23

Ellis (D)

APRN
License
Immunity for Providing Opioid Overdose Drug

Senate Judiciary Committee

Relates to immunity for prescribing, providing, or administering opioid overdose drugs.


03/25/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES: Do pass.
  • Referred to SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
  • AR H 1151

    Joint Committee on Budget

    Shortage
    Human Services Administration Appropriation

    Joint Committee on Budget

    Provides for the Department of Human Services; relates to administration appropriation for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.


    03/27/2015 :
  • From JOINT Committee on BUDGET: Do pass.
  • AR H 1160

    Hammer (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Prescriptive Authority of an Advanced Practice Nurse

    Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee

    Amends the prescriptive authority of an advanced practice nurse; creates the certified nurse practitioner medically underserved permit program.


    03/25/2015 :
  • Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR.
  • AR H 1174

    Joint Committee on Budget

    Shortage
    Department of Health Appropriation

    HOUSE

    Provides for the Department of Health appropriation for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.


    03/27/2015 :
  • To JOINT Committee on BUDGET.
  • From JOINT Committee on BUDGET: Do pass.
  • AR H 1485

    Lampkin (D)

    Ratios
    Legislative Task Force on Practices for Education

    To Governor

    Establishes the legislative task force on the best practices for special education.


    03/25/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • AR H 1609

    Vaught (R)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Collaborative Practice Agreement Structure Amendments

    To Governor

    Amends the collaborative practice agreement structure of a physician and an advanced practice registered nurse.


    03/24/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • AR H 1926

    Hammer (R)

    Reimburse
    Insurance Reimbursement Rate

    Withdrawn

    Increases the insurance reimbursement rate for certified nurse practitioners.


    03/27/2015 :
  • WITHDRAWN by Author.
  • AR S 465

    Teague (D)

    License
    Nursing Educational Improvement Appropriation

    Chaptered

    Provides for the Department of Finance and Administration disbursing officer for a grant to the Arkansas rural nursing educational cooperative general improvement appropriation.


    03/24/2015 :
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • Act No. 618
  • AR S 624

    Cheatham (D)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Laws Relating To the Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    To Governor

    Amends the Laws relating to the Arkansas state board of nursing.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Passed HOUSE.
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • AR S 625

    Cheatham (D)

    License
    Offenses that Prohibit Nursing Licensure

    Eligible for Governor

    Amends the list of offenses that prohibit nursing licensure.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Passed HOUSE.
  • AR S 832

    Chesterfield (D)

    License
    Center for Workforce Innovation

    SENATE

    Creates a center for workforce innovation and strategic economic public and private partnerships.


    03/26/2015 :
  • Withdrawn from SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
  • CA A 34

    Bonta (D)

    License
    Medical Cannabis Regulation and Enforcement

    Assembly Business and Professions Committee

    Enacts the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Control Act. Establishes the Division of Medical Cannabis Regulation and Enforcement within the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Prohibits prosecution of qualified patients, persons with valid identification cards, and designated primary caregivers who cultivate marijuana for medical purposes. Permits a dispensary to provide patients with medical marijuana and medical marijuana products obtained only from licensees. Designates peace officers.


    03/26/2015 :
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
  • From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS with author's amendments.
  • In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
  • CA A 1165

    Ridley-Thomas S (D)

    License
    Vocational Nursing: Secondary, Post-Secondary Education

    Assembly Business and Professions Committee

    States that the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians has the sole responsibility to assess and recommend approval for schools of vocational nursing and psychiatric technician education programs in the state. Requires the board to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education to delineate the powers of the board to review and approve schools of vocational nursing and psychiatric technicians.


    03/23/2015 :
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
  • CA A 1193

    Eggman (D)

    Ratios
    Mental Health Services

    Assembly Health Committee

    Relates to the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Demonstration Project Act of 2002, known as Laura's Law. Requires each county to implement the provisions of Laura's Law unless the county elects not to participate in the program by enacting a resolution passed by the county board of supervisors. Relates to a petition in the superior court for an order for assisted outpatient treatment.


    03/23/2015 :
  • To ASSEMBLY Committees on HEALTH and JUDICIARY.
  • CA A 1306

    Burke (D)

    License
    Healing Arts: Certified Nurse-Midwives: Scope

    Assembly Business and Professions Committee

    Requires an applicant for a certification to practice nurse-midwifery to provide evidence of current advanced level national certification by a certifying body that meets standards established and approved by the Board of Registered Nursing.


    03/23/2015 :
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
  • CA S 323

    Hernandez (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Nurse Practitioners

    Senate Rules Committee

    Authorizes a nurse practitioner to order durable medical equipment, certify disability for purposes of unemployment insurance after physical examination and collaboration with a physician and surgeon, and, for home health services or personal care services, approving, signing, modifying, or adding to a plan of treatment or care after consultation with a physician and surgeon. Requires a patient referral to a physician or surgeon if a patient's condition is beyond the nurse's scope of practice.


    03/26/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on RULES with author's amendments.
  • In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on RULES.
  • CO S 197

    Crowder (R)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriptive Authority

    House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee

    Concerns the prescriptive authority of advanced practice nurses.


    03/23/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT.
  • CT H 6276

    Kupchick (R)

    APRN
    License
    Health Care Professionals in Youth Suicide Prevention

    Legislative Commissioner's Office

    Concerns training in youth suicide prevention; requires the Youth Suicide Advisory Board to offer a youth suicide prevention training course on a quarterly basis.


    03/24/2015 :
  • Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
  • CT H 6946

    Joint Committee on Human Services

    Scope
    Husky Programs

    Legislative Commissioner's Office

    Concerns husky programs; makes technical and other changes to statutes referencing husky health programs.


    03/24/2015 :
  • From JOINT Committee on HUMAN SERVICES: Reported with substitute.
  • Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
  • CT H 6949

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Childhood Vaccinations

    HOUSE

    Concerns childhood vaccinations; requires that statements from the parents or guardian of a child seeking a religious exemption from a required immunization be notarized and include language attesting that such parents or guardian have reviewed and understand information regarding the risks of both immunization and failure to immunize.


    03/27/2015 :
  • From JOINT Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH: Reported with substitute.
  • CT S 998

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    APRN
    License
    Prescription Drugs

    Legislative Commissioner's Office

    Concerns prescription drugs; prohibits prescribing practitioners from importing, reimporting, purchasing for resale, selling, offering for sale or delivering a counterfeit drug or device.


    03/24/2015 :
  • Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
  • CT S 1085

    Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

    APRN
    License
    Health Insurance Coverage

    Legislative Commissioner's Office

    Concerns health insurance coverage for mental or nervous conditions; specifies benefits payable under a health insurance policy providing coverage of the type specified in subdivisions.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis.
  • CT S 1089

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    APRN
    License
    Mental Health Services

    SENATE

    Concerns mental health services; amends the general statutes concerning the provision of mental health services.


    03/27/2015 :
  • From JOINT Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH: Reported with substitute.
  • DE H 70

    Baumbach (D)

    License
    Midwifery Advisory Council

    House Health and Human Development Committee

    Creates two types of licensure for the newly created Midwifery Advisory Council, licensed Certified Professional Midwives and licensed Certified Midwives. The bill clarifies that a licensee of the same licensure type should serve on the Panel conducting any disciplinary hearing or temporary suspension hearing of a licensee, clarifies that the Council will promulgate regulations governing the scope of practice of each licensure type with the approval of the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, and indi


    03/26/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.
  • FL H 281

    Pigman (R)

    APRN
    Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and Medication

    House Health & Human Services Committee

    Authorizes licensed physician assistant acting under direction of supervisory physician to order medication for administration; authorizes Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner to order medication for administration; revises definition of term prescription to exclude an order that is dispensed for administration; authorizes a licensed physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner acting under the supervision of a physician to order a controlled substance for administration.


    03/26/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. On Committee agenda 03/26/15.
  • FL H 547

    Pigman (R)

    APRN
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

    House Health & Human Services Committee

    Relates to advanced practice registered nurses; redesignates ARNPs as advanced registered practice nurses (APRNs); provides for independent APRNs (IAPRNs) to practice advanced or specialized nursing; exempts IAPRNs from requirement that certain medical acts be supervised by a physician; revises APRN certification requirements; authorizes APRNs to administer, dispense, and prescribe medicinal drugs pursuant to protocol; provides for registration of IAPRNs who meet certain requirements.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Withdrawn from HOUSE HEALTH CARE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE.
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
  • FL H 1039

    Stone (R)

    License
    Nurse Registries

    HOUSE

    Provides for licensure of more than one nurse registry operational site within same health service planning district; authorizes a satellite office; requires a nurse registry operational site to keep all original records; requires a nurse registry to provide notice and certain evidence before it relocates an operational site or opens a satellite office; relates to establishing minimum standards with respect to home health agencies; relates to patient brokering; relates to an application fee.


    03/26/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE: Reported favorably with substitute.
  • In HOUSE. Pending review of Committee Substitute under Rule 7.19(c).
  • FL S 614

    Grimsley (R)

    APRN
    Drug Prescription

    Senate Regulated Industries Committee

    Expands the categories of persons who may prescribe brand drugs under certain circumstances; specifies provisions related to prescribing or dispensing controlled substances; expands the prescribing authority of a licensed physician assistant; authorizes an advanced registered nurse practitioner to prescribe, administer, or order drugs; specifies acts that constitute grounds for denial of a license or disciplinary action; specifies provisions related to possession of drugs or narcotics during probation.


    03/26/2015 :
  • In SENATE. On Committee agenda 03/31/15.
  • FL SPB 7068

    Senate Appropriations Committee

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

    SENATE

    Relates to mental health and substance abuse services; revises the definition of "mental illness" to include dementia and traumatic brain injuries; requires the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Department of Children and Families to develop a plan to obtain federal approval for increasing the availability of federal Medicaid funding for behavioral health care; requires that, by a specified date, the department modify certain licensure rules and procedures.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Assigned SENATE Bill No. 7068.
  • FL SPB 7070

    Senate Appropriations Committee

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Mental Health and Substance Abuse

    SENATE

    Relates to mental health and substance abuse; adds substance abuse impairment to a list of disorders for which the Legislature intends to develop treatment programs; adds substance abuse services as a program focus for which the Department of Children and Families is responsible; adds substance abuse care as an element of the continuity of care management system that the department must establish.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Assigned SENATE Bill No. 7070.
  • GA H 394

    Cooper (R)

    License
    Nurses

    Eligible for Governor

    Relates to nurses; revises various provisions relating to the licensure of registered professional nurses and licensed practical nurses; revises provisions relating to the powers and duties of the Georgia Board of Nursing; provides for acceptance of nursing education programs located outside the United States; provides for a time period for applicants who do not pass the licensing examination; revises provisions relating to renewal of licensure; provides for related matters.


    03/27/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE.
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • GA H 401

    Efstration (R)

    Ratios
    Early Care and Learning

    SENATE

    Relates to early care and learning; amends Code Section 16-12-1.1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated; relates to restrictions on persons with criminal records with regard to child, family, or group-care facilities; revises terminology; amends Code Section 25-2-13 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated; relates to regulation of fire and other hazards in buildings presenting special hazards to persons or property; revises terminology; provides for related matters.


    03/25/2015 :
  • In SENATE: Read 2nd time.
  • GA H 416

    Rogers Ca (R)

    APRN
    Legislative Findings

    SENATE

    Relates to general provisions relative to professions and businesses; provides for certain identification by health care practitioners to patients with regard to their license; provides for a short title; provides for legislative findings; provides for definitions; requires that advertisements identify a health care practitioner's license; requires identifiers and signage; provides for applicability; provides for violations; provides for related matters; provides for an effective date.


    03/25/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Favorably reported.
  • In SENATE: Read 2nd time.
  • GA H 504

    Cooper (R)

    Scope
    Meningococcal Disease Vaccinations

    Concurrence

    Relates to meningococcal disease vaccinations and disclosures; revises provisions regarding vaccination against meningococcal disease of college students; relates to physicians; authorizes the administration of vaccines by pharmacists or nurses pursuant to vaccine protocol agreements with physicians; provides that a party to a vaccine protocol agreement shall not delegate his or her authority; limits the number of vaccine protocol agreements; prohibits certain entities from vaccine protocol agreements.


    03/27/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence.
  • GA S 114

    Hufstetler (R)

    APRN
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

    HOUSE

    Relates to delegation of certain medical acts to advanced practice registered nurses; revises provisions relating to the number of advanced practice registered nurses a delegating physician can enter into a protocol agreement with at any one time; provides for related matters; repeals conflicting laws.


    03/24/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Favorably reported.
  • HI H 354

    Kobayashi (D)

    License
    Practical Nurses

    Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee

    Requires licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to submit evidence of completed continuing competency requirements prior to the renewal of the license.


    03/27/2015 :
  • In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
  • HI HCR 214

    Creagan (D)

    APRN
    Shortage
    Mental Health Access Task Force

    House Higher Education Committee

    Requests the convening of a mental health access working group.


    03/24/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass as amended (HD1).
  • In HOUSE. Committee amendment adopted. House Draft 1.
  • To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • HI HR 127

    Cachola (D)

    Shortage
    Physician Shortage

    House Health Committee

    Requests the creation of a task force to address the physician shortage in Hawaii.


    03/25/2015 :
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on HEALTH.
  • Subsequent referral set for: HOUSE Committee on FINANCE.
  • HI HR 149

    Creagan (D)

    APRN
    Shortage
    Mental Health Access Task Force

    House Higher Education Committee

    Requests a convening of a mental health access working group.


    03/24/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass as amended (HD1).
  • In HOUSE. Committee amendment adopted. House Draft 1.
  • To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • HI S 729

    Baker (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Nurse Roles in Emergency Hospital Admissions

    House Judiciary Committee

    Clarifies the role of advanced practice registered nurses in sections of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to emergency hospital admission and involuntary hospitalization.


    03/27/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. Read second time.
  • To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
  • HI S 791

    Green (D)

    APRN
    Reimburse
    Autism Diagnosis and Treatment

    House Finance Committee

    Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism diagnosis and treatment.


    03/27/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. Read second time. Committee amendment adopted. House Draft 1.
  • To HOUSE Committee on FINANCE.
  • HI S 805

    Green (D)

    License
    Licensed Practical Nurse

    House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee

    Removes the sunset provision from Act 255, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, relating to the definitions of "the practice of nursing as a licensed practical nurse" and "the practice of nursing as a registered nurse".


    03/24/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. Read second time.
  • To HOUSE Committee on CONSUMER PROTECTION AND COMMERCE.
  • IA S 203

    Senate Human Resources Committee

    APRN
    License
    Persons and Activities Regulated by Board of Nursing

    HOUSE

    Relates to persons and activities regulated by the board of nursing; revises several references to advanced registered nurse practitioners throughout the Code; currently, the Code refers to advanced registered nurse practitioners as people registered as such with the state board of nursing; replaces the term registered with licensed in such references; defines advanced registered nurse practitioner as a person currently licensed as a registered nurse.


    03/23/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. Filed Amendment No. H-1131.
  • From HOUSE Committee on HUMAN RESOURCES: Do pass.
  • IA S 410

    Senate Human Resources Committee

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Drug Overdose Prevention

    House Public Safety Committee

    Relates to drug overdose prevention, including by limiting criminal and civil liability, and modifying penalties.


    03/26/2015 :
  • In HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Subcommittee assignments: Klein, Abdul-Samad, and Fry
  • IA S 462

    Senate Human Resources Committee

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Epinephrine Auto Injectors

    House Education Committee

    Relates to the maintenance and administration of epinephrine in schools and certain other facilities; permits the Board of Directors in charge of each school district and the authorities in charge of an accredited nonpublic school to maintain in a secure location at each school a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors for use as provided in; permits the board and authorities to obtain a prescription for epinephrine auto-injectors for use as provided in; permits personnel authorized to administer these drugs.


    03/25/2015 :
  • In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION: Passed subcommittee.
  • ID H 150

    House Health and Welfare Committee

    Compact
    Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

    Chaptered

    Adds to existing law; establishes the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.


    03/25/2015 :
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • Chaptered. Chapter No. 105
  • ID S 1123

    Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee

    Scope
    Revises Language for Medical Assistance

    House Health and Welfare Committee

    Amends existing law; revises language for medical assistance for indigent persons.


    03/23/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND WELFARE.
  • IL H 421

    Feigenholtz (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Nurse Practice Act

    House Second Reading

    Amends the Nurse Practice Act; relates to written collaborative agreements; adds immunizations to the list of primary health treatment within the scope of an advanced practice nurse's training and experience; makes a technical change; amends various other Acts to specify that physician assistants and advance practice nurses must be licensed and to remove references to written supervision agreements and written collaborative agreements.


    03/25/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE LICENSES: Do pass. Adopted Amendment No. 1.
  • In HOUSE. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
  • IL H 1431

    Ford (D)

    APRN
    License
    Confidentiality Act

    House Rules Committee

    Amends the AIDS Confidentiality Act; makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IL H 2508

    Harris D (R)

    APRN
    Right To Try Act

    House Rules Committee

    Creates the Right to Try Act; provides that an eligible patient with a terminal illness who has considered all other treatment options approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration may acquire from a manufacturer an investigational drug, biological product, or device that has successfully completed Phase I of a clinical trial, but has not been approved for general use by the United States Food and Drug Administration.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IL H 2525

    Tryon (R)

    Reimburse
    Public Aid Code

    House Rules Committee

    Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Public Aid Code; provides that over-the-counter medications that are prescribed to a recipient of medical assistance by a physician, a physician's assistant, a nurse practitioner, or any other medical care provider qualified to prescribe medications shall be covered under the State's medical assistance program.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IL H 3205

    Zalewski (D)

    APRN
    Anesthesiologist Assistant Practice Act

    House Rules Committee

    Creates the Anesthesiologist Assistant Practice Act; provides for the licensure of anesthesiologist assistants by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation; sets forth provisions concerning qualifications, grounds for disciplinary action, and administrative procedures; preempts home rule; makes conforming changes in the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act and the Hospital Licensing Act; amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to provide for repeal of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Practice/.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IL H 3508

    Gabel (D)

    Scope
    Medical Practice Act

    House Rules Committee

    Amends the Medical Practice Act; provides for the licensure of naturopathic physicians; makes conforming changes in various other Acts.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IL H 3642

    Rita (D)

    License
    Nurse Agency Licensing Act

    House Rules Committee

    Amends the Nurse Agency Licensing Act; makes a technical change in a Section concerning legislative intent.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IL H 3680

    Smiddy (D)

    Compact
    Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act

    House Second Reading

    Creates the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act; provides that ratifies and approves the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; the Compact provides that it will develop a comprehensive process that complements the existing licensing and regulatory authority of state medical boards and provides a streamlined process that allows physicians to become licensed in multiple States.


    03/26/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. Read second time.
  • In HOUSE. Held on Calendar Order Second Reading.
  • IL H 3681

    Smiddy (D)

    APRN
    License
    Nurse Practice Act

    House Rules Committee

    Amends the Nurse Practice Act; makes a technical change in a Section concerning qualifications for licensure as an advanced practice nurse.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IL H 4121

    Gabel (D)

    License
    Emergency Medical Services Systems Act

    House Rules Committee

    Amends the Emergency Medical Services Systems Act and the State Finance Act; provides that the Department of Public Health may designate a hospital as a STEMI Receiving Center or a STEMI Referring Center; defines STEMI as a ST-elevated myocardial infarction; provides certain requirements for designation as a STEMI Receiving Center; establishes a State Acute Cardiac Event Advisory Subcommittee; establishes Regional Acute Cardiac Event Advisory Subcommittees within each Regional Ems Advisory Committee.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IL S 416

    Cullerton J (D)

    License
    Public Aid Code

    Senate Second Reading

    Amends the Public Aid Code; makes a technical change in a Section concerning the classes of persons eligible for Medicaid.


    03/26/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on EXECUTIVE: Do pass.
  • In SENATE. Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
  • IL S 661

    Mulroe (D)

    APRN
    License
    Hepatitis C Screening Act

    Senate Third Reading

    Creates the Hepatitis C Screening Act; provides that every individual born between the years of 1945 and 1965 who receives health services from a hospital as an inpatient or in the emergency department of a hospital or who receives primary care services in an outpatient department of a hospital or who receives health services from a health care practitioner providing primary care shall be offered a hepatitis C-related test.


    03/25/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Read second time.
  • In SENATE. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
  • IL S 689

    Murphy (R)

    APRN
    Pharmacy Practice Act

    HOUSE

    Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act; provides that a patient's agent for picking up prescription orders from a prescriber or delivering prescription drugs to a patient includes an advanced practice nurse, practical nurse, or registered nurse who provides hospice services to a hospice patient or who provides home health services; provides that a pharmacy or pharmacist may deliver drugs to a physician assistant in certain circumstances; makes changes to the Controlled Substances Act.


    03/26/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
  • IN H 1145

    Frizzell (R)

    APRN
    License
    Civil Immunity for Volunteer Health Care Providers

    SENATE

    Specifies criteria for civil immunity from liability for certain volunteer health care providers; requires the professional licensing agency to establish and maintain a process for the approval of locations at which volunteer health care services may be provided and a health care volunteer registry; provides that an approval of a location is valid for up to two years; requires a person who meets the criteria for immunity from civil liability to provide certain records and test results to the patient.


    03/24/2015 :
  • From SENATE committee on CIVIL LAW: Do pass as amended.
  • Committee amendment adopted on SENATE floor.
  • IN S 509

    Charbonneau (R)

    License
    Scholarships and Grants

    HOUSE

    Relates to scholarships and grants; provides that the commission for higher education may order the auditor of state to transfer money if the remaining appropriation could be used by eligible applicants for an award under one of the other funds in the following state fiscal year; provides that the auditor of state shall make a transfer ordered by the commission; renames the part-time student grant as the adult student grant; provides for the economic sector priority fund and graduation grants.


    03/26/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Do pass as amended.
  • Committee amendment adopted on HOUSE floor.
  • KS H 2225

    House Health and Human Services Committee

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Medical Retainer Agreements

    Conference Committee

    Relates to medical retainer agreements do not constitute insurance.


    03/25/2015 :
  • HOUSE refused to concur in SENATE amendments.
  • *****To CONFERENCE Committee.
  • KS S 154

    Senate Commerce Committee

    APRN
    Scope
    Unemployment Insurance Benefits Determination

    Conference Committee

    Relates to amending unemployment insurance benefits determination; relates to employer classification and contribution rates.


    03/25/2015 :
  • SENATE refused to concur in HOUSE amendments.
  • *****To CONFERENCE Committee.
  • KY H 139

    Wuchner (R)

    License
    Emergency Allergy Treatment Act

    House Rules Committee

    Relates to emergency allergy treatment; defines terms; requires the Department for Public Health to promulgate administrative regulations for emergency allergy treatment training and certification and stocking of epinephrine auto-injectors; permits the department to approve training by entities including the Board of Nursing; permits health care practitioners to prescribe to permit certified individuals to administer and provide epinephrine auto-injectors.


    03/23/2015 :
  • Taken from Regular Orders of the Day.
  • To Rules.
  • KY H 412

    Adkins (D)

    APRN
    License
    Department of Education Reorganization

    SENATE

    Relates to reorganization; confirms Executive Orders 2014-460 and 2014-559, which reorganize various offices in the Department of Education; amends various KRS sections to conform.


    03/24/2015 :
  • Passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day.
  • KY S 107

    Givens (R)

    APRN
    Medicaid Providers Operating Disclosures

    To Governor

    Relates to health providers; establishes that Medicaid providers shall provide operating disclosures to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and to other entities in established circumstances; establishes that each Medicaid provider, other than an individual practitioner or group of practitioners, fiscal agent that processes or pays vendor claims on behalf of the Medicaid agency, and managed care entity file a disclosure.


    03/23/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on RULES.
  • Posted for passage for Concurrence.
  • SENATE concurred in HOUSE substitute.
  • ***** Eligible For Governor's Desk.
  • Enrolled.
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • KY S 192

    Hornback (R)

    APRN
    License
    Contracts for Health Care Services for Inmates

    Signed by Governor

    Relates to controlled substances; relates to contracts for health care services for inmates; relates to post-mortem examinations; requires the coroner to take a biological sample and have it tested for controlled substances in the body at the time of death and which at the scene may have contributed to the cause of death; provides for substance abuse treatment in county jails; relates to Medicaid managed care organization use of Provider Identification Numbers for behavioral health providers.


    03/25/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • MA S 28

    Senate Floor

    License
    Supplemental Appropriations Bill

    SENATE

    Makes appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects.


    03/19/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • New Text of H 65.
  • MD H 580

    Pena-Melnyk (D)

    License
    Health Care Professionals

    Senate Education, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee

    Requires courses approved by a board to include certain instruction; authorizes a board to approve certain courses; requires the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities to provide to certain health occupations boards a list of certain recommended courses; requires each board to post a certain list on the board's Web site, provide information about the courses to certain health care professionals at a certain time, and advertise the availability of certain courses in certain newsletters and media.


    03/23/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.
  • MD H 716

    Pena-Melnyk (D)

    APRN
    Health Occupations

    Senate Education, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee

    Authorizes licensed dentists, physicians, podiatrists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners to enter into prescriber-pharmacist agreements for therapy management contracts; requires the submission of specified documents to specified health occupations boards; requires specified contracts to include specified provisions.


    03/23/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Reported as amended.
  • Committee amendment adopted on HOUSE floor.
  • Second reading passed with amendments. To third reading.
  • Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.
  • MD H 745

    Bromwell (D)

    APRN
    Public Health

    Senate Finance Committee

    Authorizes specified advanced practice nurses, in addition to specified nurse practitioners and pharmacists, to conduct specified overdose prevention educational training programs; alters the circumstances under which specified employees or volunteers may conduct the training programs; authorizes specified individuals to prescribe and dispense naloxone to specified certificate holders directly or under a specified standing order under specified circumstances.


    03/24/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 4/02 at 1:00 p.m..
  • MD H 862

    Moon (D)

    License
    New Certificates of Birth

    Senate Finance Committee

    Requires the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, under certain circumstances, to make a new certificate of birth for an individual whose sex has been changed or who has been diagnosed with an intersex condition; requires that a certain sex designation and, under certain circumstances, a certain name be on the new certificate of birth; prohibits a new certificate of birth from having certain markings or showing on its face certain changes; makes conforming, technical, and clarifying changes.


    03/26/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 4/07 at 1:00 p.m..
  • MD S 198

    Nathan-Pulliam (D)

    APRN
    License
    Health Care Professionals

    House Health and Government Operations Committee

    Requires courses approved by a board to include certain instruction; authorizing a board to approve certain courses; requiring the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities to provide to certain health occupations boards a list of certain recommended courses; requires each board to post a certain list in a certain manner on the board's Web site, encourage certain applicants and health care professionals to take certain courses; provides information about health care professionals.


    03/25/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 3/31 at 1:00 p.m..
  • MD S 347

    Pugh (D)

    APRN
    Pharmacist Agreements

    House Health and Government Operations Committee

    Authorizes licensed dentists, physicians, podiatrists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners to enter into prescriber pharmacist agreements for therapy management contracts; requires the submission of specified documents to specified health occupations boards; requires specified contracts to include specified provisions.


    03/25/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 4/02 at 1:00 p.m..
  • MD S 516

    Klausmeier (D)

    APRN
    Overdose Response Program

    House Health and Government Operations Committee

    Authorizes specified advanced practice nurses, in addition to specified nurse practitioners and pharmacists, to conduct specified overdose prevention educational training programs; alters the circumstances under which specified employees or volunteers may conduct the training programs; authorizes specified individuals to prescribe and dispense naloxone to specified certificate holders directly or under a specified standing order under specified circumstances.


    03/25/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 3/31 at 1:00 p.m..
  • MD S 626

    Montgomery (D)

    Scope
    Local Health Departments

    House Health and Government Operations Committee

    Requires specified registered nurses who personally prepare and dispense specified drugs and devices in local health departments in accordance with specified provisions of law or to specified patients to comply with a specified formulary and specified requirements; establishes the Committee on Personally Preparing and Dispensing Drugs and Devices by Registered Nurses in Local Health Departments; provides for the composition, terms, chair, and staffing of the Committee.


    03/25/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 4/02 at 1:00 p.m..
  • MD S 757

    Senate Finance Committee

    APRN
    Public Health

    House Health and Government Operations Committee

    Requiring the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to disclose certain data to certain entities; relates to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.


    03/26/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 4/02 at 1:00 p.m..
  • ME H 739

    O'Connor (R)

    Scope
    Vaccine Consumer Protection Program

    Joint Committee on Health and Human Services

    Summary This bill establishes the Vaccine Consumer Protection Program within the Department of Health and Human Services and describes the services provided under the program.


    03/25/2015 :
  • SENATE refers to JOINT Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES in concurrence.
  • ME H 776

    Peterson (D)

    License
    Scope
    Public Access To Epinephrine Autoinjectors

    Joint Committee on Health and Human Services

    Summary This bill allows entities, organizations and places of employment at which allergens capable of causing anaphylaxis may be present, other than schools, to stock prescribed epinephrine autoinjectors and administer them to persons believed in good faith to be experiencing anaphylaxis and provides that those entities, organizations and places of employment may not be held liable for any injuries or related damages that may result. It requires training for employees or agents of such entities, organizat


    03/26/2015 :
  • HOUSE refers to JOINT Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
  • ME S 351

    Cushing (R)

    License
    Addresses Drug Testing in the Workplace

    Died

    Current law requires employers that want to provide a drug-free workplace by testing applicants or employees for substance abuse to develop and file a policy with the Department of Labor. The Bureau of Labor Standards reviews the policies to ensure compliance with state laws and rules. This bill provides employers with a single, consistent model policy. The model policy, which must be established by the Commissioner of Labor and managed by the department, is intended to encourage greater participation by em


    03/26/2015 :
  • HOUSE adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.
  • SENATE adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.
  • In SENATE. Placed in Legislative File (DEAD).
  • ME S 379

    Burns (R)

    License
    Public Health Nursing Care

    Joint Committee on Health and Human Services

    Ensures access to public health nursing care and child and maternal health nursing care in Washington county.


    03/24/2015 :
  • SENATE refers to JOINT Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
  • HOUSE refers to JOINT Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES in concurrence.
  • MN H 1009

    Hamilton (R)

    Reimburse
    Human Services

    House Health and Human Services Finance Committee

    Relates to human services; sets minimum reimbursement rates under medical assistance for public health nurse home visits; appropriates money for nurse-family partnership programs.


    03/23/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM: Do pass as amended.
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE.
  • MN H 1447

    Kiel (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Health

    House Health and Human Services Finance Committee

    Relates to health; implements investment priorities of the Legislative Health Care Workforce Council; establishes a grant program to expand clinical training of advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and mental health professionals; establishes a grant program to expand primary care residency training; provides an incentive payment for health professions student preceptors and medical resident preceptors.


    03/26/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS POLICY: Do pass.
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE.
  • MN H 1584

    Albright (R)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Health

    House Health and Human Services Finance Committee

    Relates to health; modifies requirements for the license of health professionals.


    03/23/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS POLICY: Do pass.
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE.
  • MN H 1634

    Baker (R)

    APRN
    License
    Human Services

    House Health and Human Services Finance Committee

    Relates to human services; increases payment rates for certain services provided by a hospital that specializes in the treatment of cerebral palsy and other conditions.


    03/26/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM: Do pass.
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE.
  • MN H 1659

    Peterson (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Health

    House Health and Human Services Finance Committee

    Relates to health; modifies definitions; increases the permitted ratio of pharmacy technicians to pharmacists; increases the membership of the Board of Pharmacy.


    03/23/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS POLICY: Do pass.
  • Rereferred to HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE.
  • MN H 2080

    Lohmer (R)

    License
    Health Occupations

    House Health and Human Services Reform Committee

    Relates to health occupations; changes the regulatory agency for licensed midwives from the Board of Medical Practice to the commissioner of health.


    03/23/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM.
  • MN S 380

    Eaton (DFL)

    APRN
    License
    Health

    Senate Second Reading

    Relates to health; modifies exemption procedures related to immunizations.


    03/23/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING: Do pass as amended.
  • In SENATE. Second Reading.
  • MN S 998

    Franzen (DFL)

    Reimburse
    Human Services

    Senate Finance Committee

    Relates to human services; sets minimum reimbursement rates under medical assistance for public health nurse home visits; appropriates money for nurse-family partnership programs.


    03/26/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING: Do pass as amended.
  • Rereferred to SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
  • MN S 1521

    Sheran (DFL)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Health

    Senate Second Reading

    Relates to health; modifies requirements for the license of health professionals.


    03/25/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY: Do pass as amended.
  • In SENATE. Second Reading.
  • MN S 1530

    Hoffman J (DFL)

    APRN
    License
    Insurance

    Senate Finance Committee

    Relates to insurance; requires health plan companies to offer enrollees a choice in pharmacy providers; requires coverage for health care services provided by licensed pharmacists.


    03/23/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING: Do pass.
  • Rereferred to SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
  • MN S 1765

    Rosen (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Health

    Senate Second Reading

    Relates to health; modifies definitions; increases the permitted ratio of pharmacy technicians to pharmacists; increases the size of the Board of Pharmacy; establishes that a registered pharmacist intern has been trained in pharmacy tasks that do not require the professional judgment of a licensed pharmacist; clarifies that a pharmacy technician may not perform tasks specifically reserved to a licensed pharmacist.


    03/25/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING: Do pass as amended.
  • In SENATE. Second Reading.
  • MN S 1771

    Dibble (DFL)

    APRN
    Scope
    Health

    Senate Finance Committee

    Relates to health; changes provisions in the medical cannabis program.


    03/23/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING: Do pass as amended.
  • Rereferred to SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
  • MT H 576

    Wittich (R)

    License
    Investigation and Licensing of Health Care Facilities

    HOUSE

    Revises laws related to the licensing of state-operated health care facilities; requires the Department of Justice to license state-operated health care facilities; provides rulemaking authority; provides an appropriation for transition employees; provides effective dates.


    03/27/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Do pass.
  • NC H 365

    Adcock (D)

    License
    Scope
    Patient Safety

    HOUSE

    Enhances patient safety in hospital and ambulatory surgical facility operating rooms by requiring at least one circulating nurse to be present in each operating room during each surgical procedure.


    03/26/2015 :
  • FILED.
  • NC S 339

    Bryant (D)

    License
    Healthy Families and Healthy Workplaces

    Senate Rules and Operations of the Senate Committee

    Provides for healthy families and healthy workplaces by ensuring that all workers have earned paid sick days to address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.


    03/23/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on RULES AND OPERATIONS OF THE SENATE.
  • NC S 543

    Rabin (R)

    APRN
    License
    Certified Professional Midwives Licensing Act

    SENATE

    Establishes the certified professional midwives licensing act.


    03/26/2015 :
  • FILED.
  • NC S 695

    Hise (R)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Modernizes the Nursing Practice Act

    SENATE

    Updates and modernizes the nursing practice act.


    03/26/2015 :
  • FILED.
  • NC S 697

    Hise (R)

    Reimburse
    Drug Formulary and Pharmacy Fee Schedule

    SENATE

    Directs the North Carolina industrial commission to adopt a drug formulary and pharmacy fee schedule.


    03/26/2015 :
  • FILED.
  • NC S 707

    Tarte (R)

    Reimburse
    Health Benefit Plans

    SENATE

    Requires that health benefit plans allow an insured to assign benefits to out-of-network health care providers.


    03/26/2015 :
  • FILED.
  • ND H 1038

    Joint Interim Committee on Health Care Reform

    APRN
    Reimburse
    Telemedicine Insurance Coverage

    Concurrence

    Relates to the Public Employees Retirement System uniform group insurance coverage of telemedicine; requires a report regarding coverage of telemedicine; provides medical benefits coverage under a policy that provides coverage for health care services provided by a health care provider or health care facility by means of telemedicine which are the same as the policy coverage of in-person health care services provided by a health care provider or health care facility.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Committee amendment adopted on SENATE floor.
  • Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence.
  • ND H 1040

    Joint Interim Committee on Health Care Reform

    APRN
    Scope
    Involuntary Commitment

    Concurrence

    Relates to scope of practice in involuntary commitment proceedings; revises the involuntary commitment proceeding law to update the language and to expand the statutory authority of advanced practice registered nurses to authorize advanced practice registered nurses to act as independent expert examiners in involuntary commitment proceedings; provides a penalty.


    03/26/2015 :
  • Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence.
  • NH H 484

    Smith Su (D)

    License
    Licensure Exemptions by the Board of Nursing

    Senate Health and Human Services Committee

    Clarifies the authority of licensed nurse assistants to administer medication and adds an exemption from regulation for nursing care and consumer directed attendant care services provided by unlicensed persons.


    03/19/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
  • NV A 463

    Assembly Health and Human Services Committee

    License
    Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Compact

    Assembly Health and Human Services Committee

    Enacts the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact.


    03/23/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
  • NY A 6397

    Perry (D)

    License
    Reimburse
    Scope
    Shortage
    Nurse of Tomorrow Act of 2015

    Assembly Higher Education Committee

    Enacts the "Nurse of Tomorrow Act of 2015" to provide for grants from the state commissioner of education to public and not-for-profit hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools and other entities for nurse recruitment, education and retention costs and activities as described herein.


    03/23/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • NY A 6456

    Englebright (D)

    License
    Health Care Provider Notice of Cessation

    Assembly Higher Education Committee

    Requires a health care provider or facility which has determined to cease to do business or which is transferring its ownership or otherwise interrupting its services for a permanent or extended period to, at least sixty days prior to such action, notify the commissioner of health of its intent and shall provide a copy of its plan for transfer of patient records to another provider, facility or practitioner.


    03/25/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • NY S 4431

    Avella (D)

    APRN
    License
    State Nursing Faculty Scholarship Incentive Program

    Senate Higher Education Committee

    Amends the Education Law; establishes the New York state nursing faculty scholarship incentive program for advanced degrees in nursing; such incentives shall be awarded annually, on a competitive basis, to registered professional nurses and certified nurse practitioners who are in a masters or doctoral program and agree to teach nursing for one year for each year such incentive is awarded.


    03/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • OR H 2930

    Keny-Guyer (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Granting Admitting Privileges

    HOUSE

    Requires hospital to adopt rules granting admitting privileges to licensed, certified nurse midwife nurse practitioner; prohibits hospital from requiring licensed, certified nurse midwife nurse practitioner to co-admit patients with physician who has admitting privileges; prohibits health care facility from denying voting rights of medical staff to nurse practitioner who is granted admitting privileges at facility.


    03/26/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE: Do pass with amendment.
  • Printed A Engrossed Text.
  • OR S 832

    Monnes Anderson (D)

    Reimburse
    Health Authority

    Senate Human Services and Early Childhood Committee

    Requires Oregon Health Authority to provide grants for integrating mental health and physical health services to coordinated care organizations that meet standards prescribed by authority; prohibits coordinated care organization from restricting members' access to mental health services; permits patient centered primary care homes to use billing codes applicable to mental health services provided in primary care and urgent care settings; requires metrics and scoring committee to adopt quality measure based


    03/24/2015 :
  • Public Hearing Scheduled.
  • Public Hearing held.
  • PA H 765

    Topper (R)

    APRN
    License
    Professional Nursing Law and Nurse Licensure

    House Professional Licensure Committee

    Amends the act of May 22, 1951 (P.L.317, No.69), known as The Professional Nursing Law; provides for definitions; provides for licensure as a certified nurse practitioner.


    03/23/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE.
  • RI H 5500

    Chippendale (R)

    License
    Board of Medical Licensure

    Adopted

    (Resolution) Creates a nine member special legislative study commission whose purpose it would be to develop a strategic plan for collaboration in Rhode Island's public health system, and who would report back to the House.


    03/25/2015 :
  • Adopted by HOUSE.
  • TN H 629

    Littleton (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Pharmacy and Pharmacists

    House Health Committee

    Relates to Pharmacy; relates to Pharmacists; revises definitions of prescription order and professional nursing in pharmacy and nursing statutes to include certain orders and activities of certified registered nurse anesthetists.


    03/24/2015 :
  • In HOUSE Committee on HEALTH: Subcommittee on HEALTH recommend passage with amendment.
  • TX H 2699

    Raymond (D)

    Ratios
    Department of Aging and Disability Services

    House Human Services Committee

    Relates to the functions and operations of the Department of Aging and Disability Services; increases penalties.


    03/23/2015 :
  • Considered in public hearing.
  • Left pending in committee.
  • TX H 3078

    Darby (R)

    License
    Committee for Pre-nursing Curriculum Recommendation

    House Higher Education Committee

    Relates to the creation of an advisory committee to recommend a uniform pre-nursing curriculum for undergraduate professional nursing programs offered by public institutions of higher education.


    03/23/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • TX H 3912

    Phelan (R)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Authority to Pronounce Death and Sign Death Certificate

    House Public Health Committee

    Relates to the authority of advanced practice registered nurses to pronounce death and sign death certificates.


    03/23/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
  • TX H 3954

    Dukes (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    House Public Health Committee

    Relates to fetal alcohol syndrome information provided to pregnant patients.


    03/23/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
  • TX H 3976

    Farrar (D)

    License
    Licensing and Regulation of Lactation Consultants

    House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee

    Relates to the licensing and regulation of lactation consultants; requires an occupational license; provides penalties.


    03/24/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on LICENSING AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.
  • TX S 204

    Hinojosa (D)

    Ratios
    Department of Aging & Disability Services Functions

    Senate Health and Human Services Committee

    Relates to the functions and operations of the Department of Aging and Disability Services; increases penalties.


    03/25/2015 :
  • Considered in public hearing.
  • Left pending in committee.
  • TX S 760

    Schwertner (R)

    APRN
    Medicaid Managed Care Organization Provider Access

    Senate Health and Human Services Committee

    Relates to provider access requirements for a Medicaid managed care organization.


    03/25/2015 :
  • Considered in public hearing.
  • TX S 1602

    Kolkhorst (R)

    Reimburse
    Medicaid Managed Care Benefits

    Senate Health and Human Services Committee

    Relates to the delivery of certain Medicaid managed care benefits and reimbursement rates for certain of those services.


    03/23/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
  • TX S 1608

    Huffines (R)

    APRN
    Abolishing Certain Occupational Licensing Requirements

    Senate Business and Commerce Committee

    Relates to abolishing certain occupational licensing requirements and associated regulations.


    03/23/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
  • TX S 1612

    Kolkhorst (R)

    APRN
    Medicaid Managed Care Prescription Reimbursement

    Senate Health and Human Services Committee

    Relates to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under the Medicaid managed care and child health plan programs.


    03/23/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
  • TX S 1980

    Garcia (D)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Advanced Practice Nurse As Primary Care Provider

    Senate Health and Human Services Committee

    Relates to the participation of an advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans.


    03/25/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
  • US H 1209

    Burgess (R)

    Shortage
    Maternity Care Health Professional Shortage Areas

    House Energy and Commerce Committee

    Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the designation of maternity care health professional shortage areas.


    03/06/2015 :
  • In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
  • US S 737

    Brown S (D)

    License
    Reimburse
    Title XIX of the Social Security Act To Extend the Appl

    Senate Finance Committee

    Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the application of the Medicare payment rate floor to primary care services furnished under Medicaid; applies the rate floor to additional providers of primary care services.


    03/12/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • In SENATE. Read second time.
  • To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
  • UT S 133

    Hinkins (R)

    APRN
    Podiatric Physician Amendments

    To Governor

    Amends provisions related to podiatric physicians; modifies qualifications for licensure as a podiatric physician; modifies the scope of practice of a podiatric physician.


    03/23/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • VA S 901

    Lucas (D)

    APRN
    License
    Restricted Volunteer License

    Chaptered

    Relates to restricted volunteer license for registered and practical nurses and nurse practitioners; creates a new restricted volunteer license for registered and practical nurses and nurse practitioners who practice in public health or community free clinics that provide services to under served populations.


    03/23/2015 :
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 522
  • VT H 282

    Sweaney (D)

    APRN
    License
    Reimburse
    Scope
    Office of Professional Regulation

    SENATE

    Relates to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation.


    03/25/2015 :
  • Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • WA H 1259

    Cody (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners

    SENATE

    Allows advanced registered nurse practitioners to sign and attest to certain documentation.


    03/25/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE: Do pass.
  • WA H 1545

    Robinson (D)

    License
    Safe Practice of Public Health Nurses

    Senate Health Care Committee

    Encourages the safe practice of public health nurses dispensing certain medications.


    03/24/2015 :
  • Public hearing scheduled.
  • WA H 2136

    Carlyle (D)

    APRN
    License
    Comprehensive Marijuana Market Reforms

    House Appropriations Committee

    Relates to comprehensive marijuana market reforms to ensure a well-regulated and taxed marijuana market in Washington state.


    03/23/2015 :
  • Public hearing scheduled.
  • WA S 5317

    Frockt (D)

    Reimburse
    Development Delays and Universal Screening

    House Health Care and Wellness Committee

    Requires universal screening and provider payment for autism and developmental delays for children in Medicaid programs.


    03/25/2015 :
  • Public hearing scheduled.
  • WA S 5448

    Hatfield (D)

    APRN
    License
    Treatment of Lyme Disease

    House Health Care and Wellness Committee

    Concerns the treatment of Lyme disease.


    03/26/2015 :
  • Executive action taken by committee.
  • WA S 5460

    Parlette (R)

    License
    Prepackaged Emergency Medications

    House Health Care and Wellness Committee

    Relates to pharmacy services in hospital emergency rooms and hospital clinics.


    03/26/2015 :
  • Executive action taken by committee.
  • WI A 112

    Bernier (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Disability Determinations

    Assembly Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage Committee

    Relates to the authority of physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers regarding testing and information required for making disability determinations under certain hunting and fishing approvals issued by the Department of Natural Resources.


    03/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND SPORTING HERITAGE.
  • WV H 2535

    Longstreth (D)

    APRN
    Suicide Prevention Training

    Signed by Governor

    Requires middle and high schools to provide information and opportunities for discussion of suicide prevention to students; requires each public and private institution of higher education to develop and implement a policy to advise students and staff on suicide prevention programs available and to provide all incoming students with information about depression and suicide prevention resources; requires the posting of certain information on specified websites.


    03/26/2015 :
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • WV H 2976

    Pasdon (R)

    License
    Eligible Masters and Doctoral Level Programs Expansion

    Signed by Governor

    Expands the eligible master's and doctoral level programs for which a Nursing Scholarship may be awarded.


    03/27/2015 :
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.


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