State Bill Tracking Report

Legislative private file status report
Amer Assn of Critical-Care Nurses
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2/28/2015

Bill Summary Latest Action
AR H 1160

Hammer (R)

APRN
Scope
Prescriptive Authority of an Advanced Practice Nurse

HOUSE

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


02/25/2015 :
  • Withdrawn from HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR.
  • Amended on HOUSE floor.
  • 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.


    02/25/2015 :
  • Withdrawn from JOINT Committee on BUDGET.
  • Amended on HOUSE floor.
  • AR H 1485

    Lampkin (D)

    Ratios
    Legislative Task Force on Practices for Education

    House Education Committee

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


    02/26/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION.
  • AR S 42

    Joint Committee on Budget

    Shortage
    State Board of Nursing Appropriation

    Joint Committee on Budget

    Provides for the Arkansas State Board of Nursing appropriation for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.


    02/26/2015 :
  • From JOINT Committee on BUDGET: Do pass.
  • AR S 624

    Cheatham (D)

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

    Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee

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


    02/26/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR.
  • AR S 520

    Cheatham (D)

    License
    Offenses that Prohibit Nursing Licensure

    Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee

    Amends the list of offenses that prohibit nursing licensure.


    02/26/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR.
  • CA A 840

    Ridley-Thomas S (D)

    License
    Overtime
    Nurses and Certified Nurse Assistants: Overtime

    ASSEMBLY

    Prohibits a nurse or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) employed by the State of California in a specified type of facility from being compelled to work in excess of the regularly scheduled workweek or work shift, except under certain circumstances. Authorizes a nurse or CNA to volunteer or agree to work hours in addition to his or her regularly scheduled workweek or work shift.


    02/26/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • CA A 858

    Wood (D)

    Scope
    Medi-Cal: Federally Qualified Health Centers

    ASSEMBLY

    Relates to the Medi-Cal program and visits. Relates to federally qualified health center (FQHC) services and rural health clinic (RHC) services. Provides that a maximum of visits taking place on the same day at a single location shall be reimbursed when either after the first visit the patient suffers illness or injury requiring additional diagnosis or treatment or the patient has a medical visit and another health visit or both.


    02/26/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • CA S 323

    Hernandez (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Nurse Practitioners

    SENATE

    Makes legislative findings and declarations with respect to the importance of care provided by nurse practitioners.


    02/23/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • CA S 390

    Bates (R)

    License
    Scope
    Home Health Agencies: Skilled Nursing Services

    SENATE

    Requires registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses who provide skilled nursing services for a home health agency to perform their duties consistent with the Nursing Practice Act and the Vocational Nursing Practice Act. Prohibits registered nurses or licensed vocational nurses who otherwise meet the qualifications from being required to have a minimum period of professional nursing experience prior to providing skilled nursing services.


    02/25/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • CA S 466

    Hill (D)

    License
    Board of Registered Nursing

    SENATE

    Amends the Nursing Practice Act that provides for the licensure and regulation of registered nurses by the Board of Registered Nursing and requires the board to appoint an executive officer to perform duties delegated by the board. Extends the repeal date.


    02/25/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • CT H 5448

    Carter (R)

    License
    Influenza Vaccination

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    Requires health care providers to be vaccinated against influenza; requires health care providers to be vaccinated against influenza.


    02/26/2015 :
  • Public Hearing Rescheduled for 03/04.
  • CT H 6276

    Kupchick (R)

    APRN
    License
    Health Care Professionals in Youth Suicide Prevention

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    Concerns training for health care professionals in youth suicide prevention; furthers train health care professionals in youth suicide prevention.


    02/27/2015 :
  • Public Hearing Scheduled 03/04.
  • CT S 998

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    APRN
    License
    Prescription Drugs

    Joint Committee on Public Health

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


    02/24/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
  • FL H 1039

    Stone (R)

    License
    Nurse Registries

    HOUSE

    Relates to nurse registries; provides for licensure of more than one nurse registry operational site within same geographic service area; authorizes licensed nurse registry to operate satellite office; requires nurse registry operational site to keep all original records; requires nurse registry to provide notice & certain evidence before it relocates operational site or opens satellite office; revises exemption from penalty for nurse registry that provides remuneration to certain persons.


    02/25/2015 :
  • PREFILED.
  • FL S 1342

    Braynon (D)

    Ratios
    Shortage
    Nurse Staffing Levels

    SENATE

    Relates to nurse staffing levels.


    02/25/2015 :
  • PREFILED.
  • FL S 1438

    Joyner (D)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Hepatitis C Testing

    SENATE

    Relates to hepatitis c testing; provides definitions; requires specified persons to be offered hepatitis C testing; requires the forwarding of positive test results; requires the Department of Health to adopt rules and make standard hepatitis C information Sheets available to health care practitioners; provides applicability with respect to hepatitis C testing by health care practitioners; requires the State Surgeon General to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature.


    02/26/2015 :
  • PREFILED.
  • FL S 1458

    Braynon (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Mental Health Early Intervention

    SENATE

    Relates to mental health early intervention; cites this act as the Mental Health Early Intervention Act of 2015; authorizes physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners to initiate involuntary examinations under the Baker Act of persons believed to have mental illness; adds curriculum requirements to the basic training programs for certain first responders.


    02/26/2015 :
  • PREFILED.
  • FL S 1512

    Braynon (D)

    License
    Overtime
    Ratios
    Health Care

    SENATE

    Relates to health care.


    02/26/2015 :
  • PREFILED.
  • GA H 394

    Cooper (R)

    License
    Nurses

    HOUSE

    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.


    02/24/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Favorably reported.
  • GA H 401

    Efstration (R)

    Ratios
    Early Care and Learning

    House Education Committee

    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.


    02/23/2015 :
  • In HOUSE: Read 2nd time.
  • GA H 416

    Rogers Ca (R)

    APRN
    Legislative Findings

    House Health and Human Services Committee

    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.


    02/23/2015 :
  • In HOUSE: Read 2nd time.
  • GA H 463

    Harbin (R)

    Scope
    Tax Credit for Teaching Students on Community Rotations

    House Ways and Means Committee

    Relates to income taxes; allows nurse practitioners and physician assistants to receive an income tax credit for teaching students on community rotations; provides for related matters; repeals conflicting laws.


    02/25/2015 :
  • In HOUSE: Read 2nd time.
  • GA S 158

    Burke (R)

    Scope
    Health Care Provider Stability

    Senate Insurance and Labor Committee

    Relates to insurance; provides certain consumer and provider protections regarding health insurance; provides for definitions; provides for short titles; provides for health insurer transparency; provides for health care providers' right to choose; provides for health care provider stability; provides for consumer right to access; provides for related matters; repeals conflicting laws.


    02/24/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on INSURANCE AND LABOR.
  • HI H 354

    Kobayashi (D)

    License
    Practical Nurses

    House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee

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


    02/25/2015 :
  • In Committee: Measure Deferred.
  • In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
  • In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
  • HI S 729

    Baker (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Nurse Roles in Emergency Hospital Admissions

    Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee

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


    02/27/2015 :
  • In SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY AND LABOR: Voted do pass.
  • HI S 735

    Baker (D)

    License
    Nursing Licenses

    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; provides exceptions, including illness and military service.


    02/25/2015 :
  • In SENATE Committee on COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION: Voted do pass with amendment.
  • HI S 791

    Green (D)

    APRN
    Reimburse
    Autism Diagnosis and Treatment

    Senate Ways and Means Committee

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


    02/27/2015 :
  • In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
  • HI S 805

    Green (D)

    License
    Licensed Practical Nurse

    Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection 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".


    02/25/2015 :
  • In SENATE Committee on COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION: Voted do pass.
  • HI S 806

    Green (D)

    Scope
    Hospital Sustainability Program

    Senate Ways and Means Committee

    Continues the hospital sustainability program by extending its sunset date to June 30, 2016, updating the referral dates in the statute, and revising the funding amount for the hospital sustainability program for fiscal year 2015-2016; appropriates funds.


    02/27/2015 :
  • In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
  • HI S 807

    Green (D)

    License
    Narcotics Advisory Committee

    Senate Ways and Means Committee

    Establishes the narcotics advisory committee to recommend acceptable topics and curriculum for the continuing medical education program; establishes requirements for a mandatory continuing medical education program for prescribing practitioners that prescribe narcotic drugs.


    02/27/2015 :
  • In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
  • IA S 203

    Senate Human Resources Committee

    APRN
    License
    Persons and Activities Regulated by Board of Nursing

    SENATE

    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.


    02/10/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • In SENATE. Formerly SENATE Study Bill 1097.
  • IA S 273

    Senate Human Resources Committee

    Compact
    Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

    SENATE

    Seeks to enact the interstate medical licensure compact, which would allow physicians to secure licensure in states in which they do not hold a traditional license; provides that Iowa would become a compact member state; provides that the compact shall become effective and binding upon passage by at least seven States; recognizes the creation of an interstate medical licensure compact commission to administer the compact; its commissioners would include two representatives from each/.


    02/19/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • In SENATE. Formerly SENATE Study Bill 1019.
  • IA S 337

    Senate State Government Committee

    APRN
    Polysomnographic Technologist License Requirement

    SENATE

    Requires the licensing of polysomnographic technologists beginning January 1, 2017, and makes the provisions of and 272C, including penalty and other regulatory provisions, applicable to other health professions applicable to the practice of polysomnography; provides that it is a serious misdemeanor to violate a provision of the licensing laws; provides that a serious misdemeanor is punishable by confinement for no more than one year and a fine of at least $315 but not more than $1,875; provides that the/.


    02/26/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • In SENATE. Formerly SENATE Study Bill 1130.
  • IA SSB 1097

    Senate Human Resources Committee

    APRN
    License
    Persons and Activities Regulated By Board of Nursing

    Senate Human Resources Committee

    Relates to persons and activities regulated by the board of nursing; revises several references to advanced registered nurse practitioners throughout 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 who is licensed by the board of nursing.


    02/10/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Becomes SENATE File 203.
  • ID H 21

    House Education Committee

    License
    Nurses

    Chaptered

    Relates to nurses; removes a requirement that the state board of education must approve any curriculum or rule change in a nursing program that may alter existing articulation agreements between educational institutions; makes technical corrections.


    02/23/2015 :
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • Chaptered. Chapter No. 11
  • ID H 150

    House Health and Welfare Committee

    Compact
    Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

    HOUSE

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


    02/27/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND WELFARE: Do pass.
  • 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/.


    02/25/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • 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.


    02/26/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • 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.


    02/26/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IL H 3680

    Smiddy (D)

    Compact
    Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act

    House Rules Committee

    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.


    02/26/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • 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.


    02/26/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • IL S 1315

    Steans (D)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Nurse Practice Act

    Senate Licensed Activities and Pensions Committee

    Amends the Nurse Practice Act; eliminates the requirement for a written collaborative agreement for all advanced practice nurses; eliminates the requirement for an anesthesia plan for certified registered nurse anesthetists; removes references to a written collaborative agreement and anesthesia plan throughout the Act; repeals certain Sections of the Act and a Section of the Podiatric Medical Practice Act concerning written collaborative agreements; amends various other Acts to make related changes.


    02/25/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on LICENSED ACTIVITIES AND PENSIONS.
  • IL S 1410

    Mulroe (D)

    APRN
    School Code

    Senate Committee on Assignments Committee

    Amends the School Code; requires the State Board of Education to publish on its Internet website the exemption from immunization data it receives from schools; provides that parents or legal guardians who object to health, dental, or eye examinations or immunizations on religious grounds must present to the appropriate local school authority a Department of Public Health objection form, detailing the grounds for the objection and signed by the parent or legal guardian, as well as a religious official/.


    02/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on ASSIGNMENTS.
  • IL S 1744

    Althoff (R)

    APRN
    Corrections and the County Jail Act

    Senate Committee on Assignments Committee

    Amends the Unified Code of Corrections and the County Jail Act; provides that if a person committed to the Department of Corrections or a prisoner in the county jail exposes his or her saliva or other bodily fluid to a correctional officer or a peace officer, the committed person or prisoner shall be compelled to submit his or her blood sample for analysis by a forensic laboratory approved by the chief administrative officer of the facility or the warden of the jail.


    02/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on ASSIGNMENTS.
  • IL S 1789

    Althoff (R)

    Compact
    License
    Scope
    Nurse Practice Act

    Senate Committee on Assignments Committee

    Amends the Nurse Practice Act; ratifies and adopts the Nurse Licensure Compact, but only if the Compact requires fingerprinting as part of the criminal history records checks required for the privilege to practice nursing in this State; allows for reciprocity of licensure of licensed practical nurses and registered nurses among the States; provides for administration of the Compact by the Nursing Act Coordinator; provides that the licensing board shall participate in a Compact Evaluation Initiative design/.


    02/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on ASSIGNMENTS.
  • 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.


    02/24/2015 :
  • Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • IN H 1454

    Eberhart (R)

    License
    Auto-injectable Epinephrine Provision

    SENATE

    Allows a health care provider to prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine to a business, association, or governmental entity; sets requirements for certain individuals employed by an entity to fill, store, and administer such epinephrine; provides civil immunity for a certain entity's employees in the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine and health care providers in the prescribing of auto-injectable epinephrine and in the training of employees in the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine.


    02/24/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND PROVIDER SERVICES.
  • 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.


    02/24/2015 :
  • Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
  • KS S 141

    Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee

    APRN
    Podiatrists and Physician Assistant

    Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee

    Relates to Podiatrists; relates to supervising a physician assistant and advanced practice registered nurse.


    02/26/2015 :
  • Withdrawn from SENATE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE.
  • To SENATE Committee on FEDERAL AND STATE AFFAIRS.
  • 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.


    02/23/2015 :
  • Posted for passage in Consent Orders of the Day.
  • Taken from Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day.
  • KY H 247

    Marzian (D)

    APRN
    Nursing

    SENATE

    Relates to nursing; updates nursing education accreditation requirements; adds advanced practice registered nurse to definition of prescription; updates definitions; deletes reference to nursing workforce competency development grants; deletes the Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund Grant Review Committee; deletes reference to a board-approved practical nursing role delineation course; requires collaborative agreements for advanced practice registered nurse's prescriptive authority to be with a physician.


    02/24/2015 :
  • 3rd Reading.
  • Committee Substitute adopted on HOUSE floor.
  • Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • KY H 292

    Graham (D)

    Ratios
    Minimum Staffing Requirements for Long-Term Care

    House Health and Welfare Committee

    Relates to minimum staffing requirements for long-term care facilities; requires staff-to-resident ratios in long-term care facilities as a condition of licensure or relicensure; establishes minimum staffing requirements; prohibits long-term care facilities from admitting new residents if the facility fails to comply with the minimum staffing requirements, beginning on the second day of noncompliance and continuing until six days after the required staffing is achieved, with exceptions.


    02/26/2015 :
  • Posted in committee.
  • MA HD 3588

    Division of Health Professions Licensure

    License
    Division of Health Professional Licensure Report

    HOUSE

    Submits the annual report of the Division of Health Professions Licensure submitting a consolidated report of all statutorily mandated reports for the boards of registration for physicians assistants, pharmacy, dentistry and nursing as well as additional reports of the Board of Certification of Community Health Care Workers, the boards of registration of genetic counselors, nursing home administrators and perfusionists.


    02/23/2015 :
  • FILED.
  • MD H 580

    Pena-Melnyk (D)

    License
    Health Care Professionals

    House Health and Government Operations Committee

    Requires specified applicants and health care professionals to provide specified boards evidence of completion of specified continuing education requirements; requires specified boards, in consultation with the Office on Minority Health and Health Disparities and State experts, to adopt specified regulations; States the intent of the General Assembly that the regulations require 5 to 10% of the total required continuing education credits be in specified subject matter.


    02/18/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 03/10.
  • MD H 716

    Pena-Melnyk (D)

    APRN
    Health Occupations

    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.


    02/17/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 03/04.
  • MD H 745

    Bromwell (D)

    APRN
    Public Health

    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.


    02/17/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 03/03.
  • MD H 862

    Moon (D)

    License
    New Certificates of Birth

    House Health and Government Operations Committee

    Requires the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, under specified 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 specified sex designation and, under specified circumstances, a specified name be on the new certificate of birth; alters the circumstances under which a seal on an original certificate of birth record may be broken.


    02/18/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 03/12.
  • MD H 945

    Pena-Melnyk (D)

    APRN
    Registered Nurses

    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.


    02/17/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 03/04.
  • MD H 999

    Cullison (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Nurse Practitioner Practice

    House Health and Government Operations Committee

    Repeals a prohibition against a certified nurse practitioner practicing in the State unless the nurse practitioner has an approved attestation that the nurse practitioner has an agreement for collaboration and consulting with a specified physician and will practice in accordance with specified standards; requires a nurse practitioner to practice in accordance with specified standards; repeals a requirement that the State Board of Nursing maintain a specified attestation.


    02/18/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 03/10.
  • MD H 1026

    Pena-Melnyk (D)

    Reimburse
    Community Mental Health Services

    Withdrawn from further consideration

    Requires that regulations adopted by the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene under a specified provision of law allow psychiatric nurse practitioners to provide and receive reimbursement from State and federal funds for telemental health services.


    02/24/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Reported unfavorably.
  • Withdrawn from further consideration.
  • MD S 347

    Pugh (D)

    APRN
    Pharmacist Agreements

    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.


    02/11/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 03/05.
  • MD S 516

    Klausmeier (D)

    APRN
    Overdose Response Program

    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.


    02/11/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 03/12.
  • MD S 626

    Montgomery (D)

    Scope
    Local Health Departments

    Senate Education, Health & Environmental Affairs 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.


    02/11/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 03/05.
  • MD S 723

    Conway J (D)

    APRN
    Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority Act

    Senate Education, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee

    Repeals a prohibition against a certified nurse practitioner practicing in the State unless the nurse practitioner has an approved attestation that the nurse practitioner has an agreement for collaboration and consulting with a specified physician and will practice in accordance with specified standards; requires a nurse practitioner to practice in accordance with specified standards; repeals a requirement that the State Board of Nursing maintain a specified attestation.


    02/18/2015 :
  • Hearing Scheduled 03/18.
  • MN H 1053

    Zerwas (R)

    APRN
    Human Services

    House Health and Human Services Reform Committee

    Relates to human services; exempts providers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, or medical supplies from the Medicare payment limit and the Medicare enrollment requirement.


    02/19/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM.
  • MN H 1122

    Zerwas (R)

    Reimburse
    Scope
    Human Services

    House Health and Human Services Reform Committee

    Relates to human services; establishes an intensive pediatric care category for home care nursing services; increases payment rate for home care nursing services; requires additional revenue be spent on patient-specific training.


    02/23/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM.
  • MN H 1153

    Mullery (DFL)

    License
    Health

    House Education Innovation Policy Committee

    Relates to health; includes brain development in required services under the family home visiting program.


    02/23/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION INNOVATION POLICY.
  • MN S 1062

    Hoffman J (DFL)

    Ratios
    Human Services

    Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee

    Relates to human services; modifies the disability waiver rate system.


    02/23/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING.
  • MN S 1172

    Lourey T (DFL)

    License
    State Government

    Senate State and Local Government Committee

    Relates to state government; enacts the Radon Mitigation Licensing Act; changes provisions for lead work standards and methods; modifies supplemental nursing services provisions; establishes an Excellence in Mental Health demonstration project; establishes an opioid prescribing improvement program.


    02/26/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
  • MO H 283

    White (R)

    APRN
    Electronic Death Registration System

    House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee

    Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to develop and maintain an electronic death registration system.


    02/25/2015 :
  • Public Hearing completed.
  • MO S 415

    Wasson (R)

    APRN
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

    Senate Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee

    Modifies provisions of law regarding advanced practice registered nurses practicing under collaborative practice arrangements.


    02/24/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on FINANCIAL AND GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ELECTIONS.
  • MO S 466

    Schmitt (R)

    Scope
    Disclosure of Life Sustaining Treatment Policies

    SENATE

    Requires disclosure of life-sustaining treatment policies of health care facilities and prohibits denial of life-sustaining treatment or anatomical gifts under specified circumstances.


    02/19/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • MS H 1572

    Smith J (R)

    License
    Shortage
    Physician and Nurse Practitioner Shortage Incentive Act

    Died

    Entitled the Mississippi critical physician and nurse practitioner shortage incentive act of 2015; provides that the gross income of newly licensed physicians and nurse practitioners practicing medicine and residing in critical physician shortage areas shall not include any income in excess of $100,000.00 derived from providing medical services in critical physician shortage areas; provides that the exemption from gross income authorized by this section may be utilized by the qualifying physician or nurse/.


    02/25/2015 :
  • Died in committee.
  • MS H 1590

    Mayo B (R)

    License
    Shortage
    Shortage Incentive Act

    Died

    Entitled the Mississippi critical physician, physician assistant, nurse, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist and dentist shortage incentive act of 2015; provides that the net income of newly licensed physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists and dentists which is derived from practicing in critical physician shortage areas shall be exempt from income taxation; provides that the exemption from income taxation authorized by this act may be utilized by the qualifying/.


    02/25/2015 :
  • Died in committee.
  • MS S 2462

    Hopson (R)

    Shortage
    Physician Assistant and Nurse Shortage Incentive Act

    Died

    Entitled the Mississippi Critical Physician, Physician Assistant and Nurse Shortage Incentive Act of 2015; provides that the gross income of newly licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurses practicing medicine in critical physician shortage areas shall not include any income derived from providing medical services in critical physician shortage areas; provides that the exemption from gross income authorized by this act may be utilized.


    02/25/2015 :
  • Died in committee.
  • MT H 576

    Wittich (R)

    License
    Investigation and Licensing of Health Care Facilities

    House Human Services Committee

    Revises investigation, licensing, cert; of health care facilities; relates to appropriations; relates to health care services; relates to institutions; relates to rule making.


    02/19/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • Filed as Draft 729.
  • To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
  • MT S 81

    Facey (D)

    License
    Membership of Certain Licensing Boards

    Signed by Governor

    Increases the number of registered nurses and reduces the number of licensed practical nurses on the Board of Nursing; increases the number of members on the Board of Chiropractors and removes a limitation on membership; removes mandatory inclusion of a licensed audiologist on the Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers; removes political affiliation requirements for the Board of Realty Regulation; clarifies hunting and fishing outfitter qualifications for membership on the Board of Outfitters.


    02/25/2015 :
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • MT S 366

    Caferro (D)

    APRN
    Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder

    SENATE

    Requires Children's Health Insurance Plan coverage of autism spectrum disorder; relates to health care services; relates to insurance; relates to rule making; relates to social services.


    02/23/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND SAFETY: Do pass.
  • ND H 1038

    Joint Interim Committee on Health Care Reform

    APRN
    Reimburse
    Telemedicine Insurance Coverage

    Senate Human Services Committee

    Provides the Public Employees Retirement System uniform group insurance must provide 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.


    02/26/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
  • ND H 1040

    Joint Interim Committee on Health Care Reform

    APRN
    Scope
    Involuntary Commitment

    Senate Judiciary Committee

    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.


    02/23/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
  • ND H 1049

    House Human Services Committee

    Shortage
    Behavioral Health Professional Loans and Grants

    Senate Human Services Committee

    Provides appropriations to the State Board of Higher Education, the Bank of North Dakota, and the Department of Human Services for forgivable loans and grants relating to certain behavioral health professionals.


    02/26/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
  • NE L 107

    Crawford (NP)

    APRN
    Scope
    Integrated Practice Agreements

    To Governor

    Eliminates integrated practice agreements; provides for transition-to-practice agreements for nurse practitioners.


    02/27/2015 :
  • Passed on FINAL READING.
  • Passed LEGISLATURE.
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • NH H 484

    Smith Su (D)

    License
    Licensure Exemptions by the Board of Nursing

    House Executive Departments and Administration Committee

    Modifies definitions, adds requirements for registered nurse and license nurse assistant members appointed to the board of nursing, and adds exemptions from licensure for administration of medications by assistive personnel and for attendant care services; 15-0483 10/09.


    02/24/2015 :
  • Executive Session: 3/2/2015.
  • NJ A 1473

    Diegnan (D)

    APRN
    License
    Annual Physical Examination of Child 19 Years of Age

    ASSEMBLY

    Requires annual physical examination of child 19 years of age or younger include certain questions related to cardiac health; requires a physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant who performs such annual physical examinations to complete a Student-Athlete Cardiac Screening professional development module.


    02/23/2015 :
  • Substituted by S471
  • NJ S 471

    Madden (D)

    APRN
    License
    Annual Physical Examinations of Children

    Concurrence

    Requires annual physical examinations of a child 19 years of age or younger to include questions that evaluate the child's family history related to cardiac conditions; requires physicians, advanced practice nurses, or physician assistants who perform such annual physical examinations to complete a specified professional development module.


    02/23/2015 :
  • Substituted for A1473
  • Passed ASSEMBLY. *****To SENATE for concurrence.
  • NM S 284

    Lopez (D)

    Ratios
    Patient Safe Staffing Act

    Senate Judiciary Committee

    Relates to health care; enacts the Patient Safe Staffing Act; requires hospitals to establish staffing levels for hospital nursing units; gives a nurse the right to refuse an assignment that conflicts with established staffing levels or that is not within the nurse's scope of practice; requires hospitals to post and report their daily hospital nursing unit patient census and staffing levels.


    02/25/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Do pass as amended.
  • NM S 341

    Campos P (D)

    Shortage
    Nurse Educators Fund

    Senate Finance Committee

    Relates to nursing education; allows any registered nurse who is or will be a nurse educator to use the nurse educators fund to obtain a higher degree.


    02/25/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on EDUCATION: Do pass.
  • NM S 388

    Ingle (R)

    Shortage
    Eastern New Mexico University Nursing Program

    Senate Finance Committee

    Makes an appropriation for student scholarship support and faculty development for the bachelor of science in nursing program at Eastern New Mexico University.


    02/27/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on EDUCATION: Do pass.
  • NY S 3900

    Hoylman (D)

    APRN
    Administration of Certain Immunizations

    Senate Higher Education Committee

    Relates to the administration of certain immunizations; requires immunizing agents be administered to adults by pharmacists; authorizes a licensed pharmacist and certified nurse practitioner to administer certain immunizing agents and meningococcal disease immunizing agents, makes provisions permanent.


    02/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • OH S 72

    Tavares (D)

    Reimburse
    Prompt Payment Law

    Senate Rules and Reference Committee

    Specifies that the Ohio prompt payment law applies to payment of claims by Medicaid managed care organizations.


    02/23/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on RULES AND REFERENCE.
  • OR H 2409

    Office of the Governor

    Shortage
    Unfunded Higher Education Loan Scholarship

    Joint Committee on Ways and Means

    Repeals unfunded higher education loan, scholarship and grant programs; combines fund accounts for alternative student loan program, scholarships for foster youth, Nursing Services Program and Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Program to allow consolidated accounting; separates statute regarding scholarships for foster youth and scholarships for dependent children of deceased and disabled public safety officers into two statutes; declares emergency, effective on passage.


    02/24/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION, INNOVATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: Do pass as amended.
  • Printed A Engrossed Text.
  • To JOINT Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
  • OR H 2684

    Smith Warner (D)

    Shortage
    Public Employee Retirement System

    House Business and Labor Committee

    Makes permanent provisions allowing retired members of Public Employees Retirement System to be employed full-time by public employer as nursing instructor or as trainer for Department of Public Safety Standards and Training without loss of retirement benefits.


    02/27/2015 :
  • Work Session held.
  • OR S 153

    Senate Health Care Committee

    APRN
    Reimburse
    Independent Practice

    Senate Health Care Committee

    Clarifies definition of "independent practice" for purpose of insurance reimbursement for services provided by licensed physician assistant or certified nurse practitioner.


    02/25/2015 :
  • Public Hearing and Possible Work Session scheduled.
  • Public Hearing and Work Session held.
  • OR S 282

    Office of the Governor

    License
    Individuals Use of Nurse Title

    House Health Care Committee

    SUMMARY Prohibits individual from using title "nurse" unless individual holds nursing degree or certificate and is licensed to practice health care profession in which degree or certificate was earned.


    02/27/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE.
  • OR S 283

    Office of the Governor

    APRN
    License
    Individuals Use of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

    House Health Care Committee

    Prohibits individual from using title "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse" or abbreviation "APRN" unless individual is clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner or certified registered nurse anesthetist.


    02/27/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE.
  • OR S 284

    Office of the Governor

    License
    Individuals Use of Title Certified Nursing Assistant

    House Health Care Committee

    Prohibits individual from using title "Certified Nursing Assistant," "nursing assistant" or "nurse aide" or abbreviation "CNA" unless individual is certified by Oregon State Board of Nursing and meets certain other criteria.


    02/27/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE.
  • OR S 547

    Monnes Anderson (D)

    License
    Nurse Emeritus License

    Senate Health Care Committee

    Creates nurse emeritus license to permit certain retired nurses to engage in volunteer practice of nursing; directs Oregon State Board of Nursing to adopt rules to issue nurse emeritus license; declares emergency, effective on passage.


    02/26/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE: Do pass with amendment.
  • Printed A Engrossed Text.
  • OR S 757

    Bates (D)

    Shortage
    General Fund

    SENATE

    Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Oregon Department of Administrative Services for Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute and Oregon Center for Nursing for analysis of effectiveness of state programs designed to encourage practice of healthcare providers with underserved populations or in rural areas; declares emergency, effective July 1, 2015.


    02/26/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • RI H 5384

    Bennett (D)

    APRN
    Business and Profession Physician Assistants

    House Health, Education and Welfare Committee

    Would revise the definition and supervision standard of physician assistants, change the number and composition of the board of licensure of physician assistants, and more precisely identify the scope of practice of physician assistants. This act would take effect upon passage.


    02/26/2015 :
  • Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 03/04/2015.
  • RI H 5481

    Slater S (D)

    APRN
    Compact
    License
    Scope
    Businesses and Professions

    House Corporations Committee

    Repeals the nurse licensure compact wherein every nurse practicing in a party state must comply with the state practice laws in which the patient is located at the time care is rendered. This act would take effect upon passage.


    02/26/2015 :
  • Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration .
  • Committee meeting postponed 03/03/2015.
  • SD H 1057

    House Appropriations Committee

    Reimburse
    Health Care Recruitment Assistance Program

    Signed by Governor

    Makes an appropriation to reimburse certain eligible health care professionals who have complied with the requirements of the rural health care facility recruitment assistance program.


    02/26/2015 :
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • SD H 1060

    House Appropriations Committee

    Reimburse
    Recruitment Assistance Program

    Eligible for Governor

    Makes an appropriation to reimburse certain family physicians, dentists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who have complied with the requirements of the recruitment assistance program and to declare an emergency.


    02/26/2015 :
  • Passed SENATE.
  • TN H 805

    Pitts (D)

    APRN
    Civil Procedure

    House Civil Justice Committee

    Relates to Civil Procedure; makes licensed social workers exempt from subpoena to trial but subject to subpoena to a deposition.


    02/19/2015 :
  • In HOUSE Committee on CIVIL JUSTICE: Referred to Subcommittee on CIVIL JUSTICE.
  • TX H 495

    Howard D (D)

    Shortage
    Permanent Fund Money Use for Health Related Programs

    House Higher Education Committee

    Relates to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.


    02/25/2015 :
  • Considered in public hearing.
  • Left pending in committee.
  • TX H 1885

    Bell (R)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Authority

    HOUSE

    Relates to the scope of practice of and the prescribing and ordering authority of advanced practice registered nurses.


    02/25/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • TX S 751

    Rodriguez Jo (D)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Authority

    SENATE

    Relates to the scope of practice of and the prescribing and ordering authority of advanced practice registered nurses.


    02/24/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • TX S 760

    Schwertner (R)

    APRN
    Medicaid Managed Care Organization Provider Access

    SENATE

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


    02/25/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • US H 919

    Green G (D)

    Reimburse
    Children's Health Insurance Program

    House Ways and Means Committee

    Amends Title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program.


    02/12/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
  • To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
  • US H 952

    Schakowsky (D)

    Ratios
    Minimum Registered Nurse Staffing Requirement

    House Energy and Commerce Committee

    Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a minimum direct care registered nurse staffing requirement at nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities under Medicare and Medicaid.


    02/12/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
  • To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
  • US H 977

    Schock (R)

    Reimburse
    Medicare Payment to Hospitals for Nursing Care Programs

    House Ways and Means Committee

    Enables hospital-based nursing programs that are affiliated with a hospital to maintain payments under the Medicare program to hospitals for the costs of such programs.


    02/13/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
  • US S 488

    Schumer (D)

    Scope
    Nurse and Physician Assistant Cardiac Programs

    Senate Finance Committee

    Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.


    02/12/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • In SENATE. Read second time.
  • To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
  • UT H 218

    DiCaro (R)

    License
    Nurse Practice Act Amendments

    Eligible for Governor

    Modifies the Nurse Practice Act; amends the requirements for a nursing education program to qualify as an approved education program; amends the rulemaking authority related to limited-time approved education programs.


    02/26/2015 :
  • Placed on 3rd Reading.
  • Passed SENATE.
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • UT S 133

    Hinkins (R)

    APRN
    Podiatric Physician Amendments

    House Rules Committee

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


    02/27/2015 :
  • Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
  • To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • VA H 1476

    Leftwich (R)

    APRN
    License
    Nurse Practitioners

    Eligible for Governor

    Relates to nurse practitioners; allows a nurse practitioner to testify as an expert witness in a court of law on certain matters within the scope of his activities and adds nurse practitioner to the definition of health care provider under the medical malpractice statutes.


    02/25/2015 :
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • VA S 718

    Stanley Wi (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Telemedicine Pilot Program

    Died

    Relates to telemedicine; relates to pilot program; directs the Department of Health, in partnership with a hospital licensed in the Commonwealth, to establish a three-year telemedicine pilot program designed to reduce patient use of emergency department facilities for the treatment of low-acuity conditions; requires the Department to report the results of the pilot program to the State Board of Health and to the General Assembly by October 1, 2018.


    02/24/2015 :
  • In HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Left in committee.
  • VA S 861

    Chafin (R)

    APRN
    License
    Nurse Practitioners as Expert Witnesses

    Eligible for Governor

    Relates to nurse practitioners; allows a nurse practitioner to testify as an expert witness in a court of law on certain matters within the scope of his activities and adds nurse practitioner to the definition of health care provider under the medical malpractice statutes.


    02/24/2015 :
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • VA S 901

    Lucas (D)

    APRN
    License
    Restricted Volunteer License

    Eligible for Governor

    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.


    02/23/2015 :
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • VT H 318

    Gamache (R)

    Scope
    Emergency Departments and Medicaid Beneficiaries

    House Health Care Committee

    Relates to discouraging the non-emergency use of emergency departments by Medicaid beneficiaries.


    02/26/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE.
  • VT H 329

    Poirier (I)

    Compact
    Interstate Health Care Compact

    House Health Care Committee

    Relates to the interstate Health Care Compact.


    02/26/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE.
  • WA H 1424

    Orwall (D)

    APRN
    License
    Suicide Prevention

    House Rules Committee

    Concerns suicide prevention.


    02/20/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
  • WA H 1733

    Cody (D)

    Ratios
    Nursing Staffing Practices at Hospitals

    House Appropriations Committee

    Concerns nursing staffing practices at hospitals.


    02/25/2015 :
  • Public hearing scheduled.
  • WA S 5317

    Frockt (D)

    Reimburse
    Development Delays and Universal Screening

    Senate Ways and Means Committee

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


    02/27/2015 :
  • Executive session scheduled: No action taken.
  • WA S 5448

    Hatfield (D)

    APRN
    License
    Treatment of Lyme Disease

    SENATE

    Concerns the treatment of Lyme disease.


    02/26/2015 :
  • Placed on 2nd Reading by RULES Committee.
  • WA S 5460

    Parlette (R)

    License
    Prepackaged Emergency Medications

    SENATE

    Allows practitioners to prescribe and distribute prepackaged emergency medications to emergency room patients when a pharmacy is not available.


    02/26/2015 :
  • Placed on 2nd Reading by RULES Committee.
  • WV H 2103

    Howell (R)

    License
    Boards of Examination and Registration

    Senate Government Organization Committee

    Relates generally to boards of examination and registration.


    02/27/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION.
  • WV H 2976

    Pasdon (R)

    License
    Eligible Masters and Doctoral Level Programs Expansion

    HOUSE

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


    02/27/2015 :
  • In HOUSE: Read 2nd time.
  • WV S 335

    Cole (R)

    APRN
    License
    Opioid Antagonists Act

    Eligible for Governor

    Creates the Access to Opioid Antagonists Act; allows licensed health care providers to prescribe opioid antagonist to initial responders; allows initial responders to possess and administer opioid antagonists; provides limited liability for initial responders and licensed health care providers who prescribe opioid antagonists; requires health care providers to provide educational materials on overdose prevention and administration of opioid antagonist; provides for data collection and reporting.


    02/26/2015 :
  • Veto amended on SENATE floor to meet GOVERNOR'S objections. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence.
  • HOUSE concurred in SENATE amendments.
  • *****Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • WV S 516

    Leonhardt (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Practice of Advance Practice Registered Nurses

    Senate Finance Committee

    Relates to practice of advance practice registered nurses.


    02/27/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES: Do pass as substituted.
  • To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
  • WY H 1

    Joint Interim Committee on Appropriations

    Shortage
    General Government Appropriations

    Conference Committee

    Relates to supplemental appropriations for the state government; increases or decreases certain amounts; adjusts the number of authorized positions; modifies prior appropriations; makes additional appropriations; makes certain appropriations subject to the terms and conditions specified; provides transfers of certain funds as specified.


    02/23/2015 :
  • Withdrawn from SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • *** Rules Suspended ***
  • *****To CONFERENCE Committee.
  • WY H 88

    Wilson (R)

    Shortage
    Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program

    Eligible for Governor

    Increases authorized payments under the allied health care provider loan repayment program; amends the physician recruitment grant program to also allow recruitment of other health care providers; amends grant requirements; provides an appropriation.


    02/25/2015 :
  • HOUSE concurred in SENATE amendments.
  • WY S 1

    Joint Interim Committee on Appropriations

    Shortage
    General Government Appropriations

    Conference Committee

    Relates to supplemental appropriations for the state government; increases or decreases certain amounts; adjusts the number of authorized positions; modifies prior appropriations; makes additional appropriations; makes certain appropriations subject to the terms and conditions specified; provides transfers of certain funds as specified.


    02/23/2015 :
  • Withdrawn from HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • *** Rules Suspended ***
  • *****To CONFERENCE Committee.


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