State Bill Tracking Report

Legislative private file status report
Amer Assn of Critical-Care Nurses


5/2/2015

Bill Summary Latest Action
AL S 234

Bussman (R)

APRN
License
Scope
Nursing Board

SENATE

Increases membership of the Alabama Nursing Board from 13 to 15 members by adding two additional advance practice nurses; allows any individual or organization representing nurses to nominate an eligible nurse for appointment to the board; clarifies that an advanced practice registered nurse or a physician's assistant, in addition to a physician or dentist, may delegate orders to a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.


04/28/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Reported favorably with substitute and amendment.
  • AR H 1165

    Gonzales (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Prescriptive Authority of an Advanced Practice Nurse

    Died

    Amends the prescriptive authority of an advanced practice nurse and a physician assistant.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Died in House Committee at Sine Die adjournment.
  • AR H 1396

    Meeks D (R)

    Compact
    Health Care Compact

    Died

    Establishes the health care compact.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Died in House Committee at Sine Die adjournment.
  • AR H 1559

    Flowers (D)

    License
    Nursing Degree Programs Appropriation

    Died

    Provides for the university of Arkansas at pine bluff; nursing degree programs general improvement appropriation.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Died in House Committee at Sine Die adjournment.
  • AR H 1747

    Sullivan (R)

    Scope
    Health Care and Reduced Healthcare Costs

    Died

    Increases access to health care and reduce healthcare costs; encourages the use of telemedicine; provides procedure for telemedicine.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Died on House Calendar at Sine Die adjournment.
  • CA A 34

    Bonta (D)

    License
    Medical Cannabis Regulation and Enforcement

    Assembly Second Reading File

    Enacts the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Control Act. Establishes the Division of Medical Cannabis Regulation and Enforcement and other related entities. Prohibits prosecution of qualified patients. Permits a dispensary to provide patients with medical marijuana and medical marijuana products obtained from licensees. Authorizes local ordinances. Establishes a driving under the influence penalty fund. Requires related regulations. Provides employee certification. Requires various records.


    04/28/2015 :
  • From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA A 179

    Bonilla (D)

    License
    Scope
    Healing Arts

    Assembly Second Reading File

    Provides an exception to unprofessional conduct for sexual contact with a patient, client, or customer by a physician and surgeon when the contact is between a spouse or person in an equivalent domestic relationship. Changes education program or licensure related fees for dentists and dental assistants. Extends the Vocational Nursing Practice Act and Psychiatric Technicians Law and specifies that all the moneys in a related fund are to carry out those acts.


    04/28/2015 :
  • From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA A 840

    Ridley-Thomas S (D)

    License
    Overtime
    Nurses and Certified Nurse Assistants: Overtime

    Assembly Appropriations Committee

    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.


    04/29/2015 :
  • In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.
  • CA A 858

    Wood (D)

    Scope
    Medi-Cal: Federally Qualified Health Centers

    Assembly Appropriations Committee

    Relates to the Medi-Cal program and visits. Relates to federally qualified health center services and rural health clinic 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. Updates provisions regarding per-visit rates and billings.


    04/29/2015 :
  • In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.
  • CA A 1073

    Ting (D)

    Scope
    Pharmacy: Prescription Drug Labels

    Assembly Appropriations Committee

    Amends the Pharmacy Law regarding drug labels. Requires a dispenser, using professional judgment, to use a standardized direction for use on the label of the prescription container from a list in existing regulations. Requires making available translations, in languages other than English and post the translated standardized directions for use on its Internet Web site. Requires a dispenser to select the appropriate translated direction for use upon request. Provides a civil liability good faith exception.


    04/28/2015 :
  • In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA A 1193

    Eggman (D)

    Ratios
    Mental Health Services

    Assembly Appropriations Committee

    Relates to the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Demonstration Project Act of 2002, known as Laura's Law. Deletes the requirement the board of supervisors of a county that elects to participate in the program to make a specified finding. Requires a county that has not held a specified public hearing to hold a hearing by a specified date. Requires the board to consider both whether specified programs may be reduced as a result of participation and options for providing services other than outpatient treatment.


    04/30/2015 :
  • In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA A 1306

    Burke (D)

    License
    Healing Arts: Certified Nurse-Midwives: Scope

    Assembly Appropriations 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.


    04/28/2015 :
  • From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA S 22

    Roth (D)

    APRN
    License
    Residency Training

    Senate Appropriations Committee

    Requires the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to establish a nonprofit public benefit corporation to be known as the State Medical Residency Training Foundation. Creates the State Medical Residency Training Fund. Requires the Foundation to solicit and accept funding for specified sources to establish and fund new graduate medical residency training programs in medically underserved areas of the State. Requires the Office to establish grant ranking criteria for areas with the highest need.


    04/29/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA S 466

    Hill (D)

    License
    Nursing: Board of Registered Nursing

    Senate Appropriations Committee

    Amends the Nursing Practice Act. Requires the Board of Registered Nursing to deny or revoke approval of a school of nursing that does not give student applicants credit for previous education and the opportunity to obtain credit for other clinical and theoretical knowledge acquired through experience by using challenge examinations or other methods of evaluation. Requires regulations to requiring school seeking approval to have an acceptance process in place. Relates to acceptance of military coursework.


    04/30/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA S 610

    Pan (D)

    License
    Medi-Cal: Qualified Health Centers: Managed Care

    Senate Appropriations Committee

    Relates to a Federally Qualified Health Center or a rural health clinic's submission of a scope-of-service rate change. Requires the department to conduct an initial review of a scope-of-service rate change request within specified days after submission by the FQHC or RHC, and notify the FQHC or RHC by a specified day after submission if the department determines that additional information is necessary.


    04/28/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA S 622

    Hernandez (D)

    License
    Optometry

    Senate Second Reading File

    Authorizes the State Board of Optometry to allow optometrists to use nonsurgical technology to treat any authorized condition under the Optometry Practice Act. Authorizes an optometrist to use diagnostic agents including pharmaceutical agents that are not controlled substances. Authorizes an optometrist to administer vaccines if the optometrist meets certain certification requirements. Relates to certification on the use of anterior segment lasers, and specified minor procedures.


    04/27/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CA S 670

    Jackson (D)

    Ratios
    Incomes Taxes: Credit: Dependent Care: Child Care

    Senate Governance and Finance Committee

    Increases the amount of the applicable State credit percentage of a credit under the Personal Income Tax Law for household and dependent expenses necessary for gainful employment. Allows a credit under the Personal Income Tax and Corporation Tax laws for a percentage of the startup expenses for child care programs, construction of a child care facility, providing child care information and referral services, and contributing to a qualified care plan.


    04/30/2015 :
  • Re-referred to SENATE Committee on GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE.
  • CA S 779

    Hall (D)

    Ratios
    Reimburse
    Skilled Nursing Facilities: Staffing

    Senate Second Reading File

    Amends existing law which requires every skilled nursing facility to post information about staffing levels. Requires the State Department of Public Health to develop certain regulations and include a minimum staff-to-patient ratio that includes specific ratios for certified nurse assistants and licensed nurses that comply with specified requirements. Amends provisions of the Medi-Cal Long-Term Care Reimbursement Act concerning supplemental payments to skilled nursing facilities.


    04/29/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CO S 197

    Crowder (R)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriptive Authority

    To Governor

    Concerns the prescriptive authority of advanced practice nurses.


    04/29/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • CT H 6276

    Kupchick (R)

    APRN
    License
    Health Care Professionals in Youth Suicide Prevention

    Joint Committee on Appropriations

    Concerns training in youth suicide prevention; requires the Youth Suicide Advisory Board to offer a youth suicide prevention training course on a quarterly basis; relates to the Department of Children and Families; relates to the Department of Public Health; establishes that the board shall increase public awareness of the existence of youth suicide and means of prevention; makes recommendations to the commissioner; recommends interagency policies and procedures for the coordination of services.


    05/01/2015 :
  • To JOINT Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • CT S 998

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    APRN
    License
    Prescription Drugs

    Joint Committee on Judiciary

    Concerns prescription drugs; prohibits prescribing practitioners from importing, reimporting, purchasing for resale, selling, offering for sale or delivering a counterfeit drug or device; relates to public health; relates to the Department of Consumer Protection; establishes that the department shall conduct any necessary investigation regarding possible violations; assesses a criminal penalty; issues an appropriate order to any person found to be in violation; provides for the immediate discontinuance.


    04/29/2015 :
  • To JOINT Committee on JUDICIARY.
  • CT S 1089

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    APRN
    License
    Mental Health Services

    SENATE

    Concerns mental health services; requires each local or regional board of education to provide an in-service training program for its teachers, administrators and pupil personnel who hold the initial educator, provisional educator or professional educator certificate; provides such personnel with information on the nature and the relationship of drugs and alcohol to health and personality development, and procedures for discouraging their abuse.


    04/29/2015 :
  • Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
  • Reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
  • DE H 111

    Barbieri (D)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Legislative Drafting Manual

    HOUSE

    As more healthcare services continue to move into the community, it is necessary to clearly define the scope of services offered in community settings. This legislation will update the Delaware Code to clearly define the level of medication administration permitted by unlicensed personnel and the settings in which they can administer medications. Additionally, there is a change to designate a previously undesignated paragraph, in keeping with the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.


    04/29/2015 :
  • HOUSE Amendment No. HA 1 placed with bill.
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Reported without recommendation.
  • DE S 57

    Hall-Long (D)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Advanced Practice Nurse

    HOUSE

    Modernizes the abbreviated title of Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), it updates the renewal and reinstatement requirements for advanced practice nursing licensure, and clarifies prescription requirements.


    04/29/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Reported without recommendation.
  • FL H 1039

    Stone (R)

    License
    Nurse Registries

    Tabled

    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.


    04/27/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. Laid on table, refer to S904
  • FL S 614

    Grimsley (R)

    APRN
    Drug Prescription

    Senate Second Reading

    Expands the categories of persons who may prescribe brand drugs under the prescription drug program when medically necessary; limits the authority to prescribe a controlled substance in a pain-management clinic to a physician; expands the prescribing authority of a licensed physician assistant; relates to the authorization of an advanced registered nurse practitioner to prescribe, dispense, administer, or order drugs; provides for a committee; relates to the possession of certain drugs during probation.


    04/30/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Placed on Calendar.
  • GA H 394

    Cooper (R)

    License
    Nurses

    To 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 State 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.


    04/06/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • GA H 401

    Efstration (R)

    Ratios
    Early Care and Learning

    To Governor

    Relates to early care and learning to include criminal background check requirements for child care learning centers and family child care learning homes and the licensing of such facilities, restrictions on persons with criminal records and such facilities, and relates to the regulation of fire and other hazards in buildings presenting special hazards to persons or property of such facilities.


    04/08/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • GA H 416

    Rogers Ca (R)

    APRN
    Legislative Findings

    To Governor

    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 definitions; requires that advertisements identify a health care practitioner's license; requires identifiers and signage; provides for applicability; provides for disciplinary action for violations; repeals conflicting laws.


    04/08/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • GA H 504

    Cooper (R)

    Scope
    Meningococcal Disease Vaccinations

    To Governor

    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.


    04/09/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • HI H 354

    Kobayashi (D)

    License
    Practical Nurses

    To Governor

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


    04/28/2015 :
  • In HOUSE. HOUSE agrees with SENATE amendments. Placed on Final Reading Calendar.
  • In HOUSE. Read final time. HOUSE agreed to SENATE amendments.
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • HI S 791

    Green (D)

    APRN
    Reimburse
    Autism Diagnosis and Treatment

    Conference Committee

    Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism diagnosis and treatment; specifies definitions, provisions and requirements.


    05/01/2015 :
  • In CONFERENCE Committee: Voted do pass as amended.
  • IA HSB 247

    House Appropriations Committee

    APRN
    General State Fund

    HOUSE

    Appropriates moneys for fiscal years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 from the General Fund of the state to the College Student Aid Commission, the Department for the Blind, the Department of Education, and the State Board of Regents and its institutions; appropriates to the Department for the Blind for its administration; includes appropriations to the College Student Aid Commission for general administrative purposes, the loan repayment program for health care professionals, the National Guard/.


    04/27/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Do pass.
  • In HOUSE. Becomes HOUSE File 658.
  • IA S 203

    Senate Human Resources Committee

    APRN
    License
    Persons and Activities Regulated by Board of Nursing

    Signed by Governor

    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; relates to physician's assistant; relates to nursing services.


    04/24/2015 :
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • IA S 462

    Senate Human Resources Committee

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Epinephrine Auto Injectors

    Signed by Governor

    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.


    04/24/2015 :
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • IA S 493

    Senate Appropriations Committee

    APRN
    Appropriates Moneys from State Departments

    House Appropriations Committee

    Relates to the funding of, the operation of, and appropriation of moneys to the college student aid commission, the department for the blind, the department of education, and the state board of regents, providing for related matters; relates to the health care professional recruitment program; relates to the National Guard educational assistance program; relates to the Opportunity Scholarship Program; relates to grant appropriations; relates to loan funds; relates to vocational education.


    04/29/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Adopted Amendment No. S-3137.
  • In SENATE. Filed Amendment No. S-3141.
  • In SENATE. Amendment No. S-3141 lost.
  • Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
  • To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • IL H 421

    Feigenholtz (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Nurse Practice Act

    Senate Licensed Activities and Pensions Committee

    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; sets forth certain certification requirements; exempts certain nurses practicing in a hospital affiliate from having written collaborative agreements; provides for prescriptive authority; permits electronic consultation; makes changes concerning podiatric physicians and certain medical assistance.


    04/29/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on LICENSED ACTIVITIES AND PENSIONS.
  • IL H 3680

    Smiddy (D)

    Compact
    Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act

    Senate Committee on Assignments 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.


    04/28/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on ASSIGNMENTS.
  • IL S 565

    Lightford (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    General Assembly Organization Act

    Senate Third Reading

    Amends the General Assembly Organization Act; makes a technical change in a Section concerning the deposit of books, bills, documents, and papers with the Secretary of State.


    05/01/2015 :
  • In SENATE. Floor Amendment No. 2 filed. Referred to ASSIGNMENTS.
  • IL S 689

    Murphy (R)

    APRN
    Pharmacy Practice Act

    House Second Reading

    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.


    04/29/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE LICENSES: Do pass.
  • In HOUSE. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
  • 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.


    04/29/2015 :
  • In SENATE Committee on LICENSED ACTIVITIES & PENSIONS: Postponed in committee.
  • In SENATE. Amendment No. 1. Postponed in committee.
  • IL SJR 20

    Manar (D)

    Shortage
    Board of Higher Education

    Senate Higher Education Committee

    Creates the Higher Education Commission on the Future of the Workforce within the Board of Higher Education.


    04/29/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • KS H 2225

    House Health and Human Services Committee

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Medical Retainer Agreements

    Eligible for Governor

    Relates to medical retainer agreements do not constitute insurance.


    04/29/2015 :
  • CONFERENCE Committee Report adopted by HOUSE.
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • KS S 154

    Senate Commerce Committee

    APRN
    Scope
    Unemployment Insurance Benefits Determination

    Eligible for Governor

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


    04/30/2015 :
  • CONFERENCE Committee Report adopted by SENATE.
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • LA H 486

    Johnson (D)

    APRN
    Health Care and Providers

    Senate Health and Welfare Committee

    Provides relative to collaborative practice agreements between advanced practice registered nurses and physicians.


    04/29/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND WELFARE.
  • ME H 929

    Sirocki (R)

    Scope
    Mental Health Institutions

    Joint Committee on Health and Human Services

    Summary This bill provides for the notice, reporting and documentation of the use of restraint or seclusion of a client of a public or private institution that provides services that fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health and Human Services. This bill requires the staff responsible for a client subject to restraint or seclusion to attend a debriefing after an incident of restraint or seclusion and to conduct a meeting after 3 incidents involving a client in a one-year period to determine ho


    04/28/2015 :
  • HOUSE refers to JOINT Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
  • SENATE refers to JOINT Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES in concurrence.
  • 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.


    04/28/2015 :
  • Work Session Held.
  • MN H 1638

    Dean (R)

    APRN
    License
    Ratios
    Reimburse
    Scope
    Human Services

    Indefinitely Postponed

    Relates to human services; discontinues the child support application fee.


    04/25/2015 :
  • Indefinitely postponed. See S.B. 1458.
  • MN S 1458

    Lourey T (DFL)

    APRN
    License
    Ratios
    Reimburse
    Scope
    Human Services

    Conference Committee

    Relates to human services; discontinues the child support application fee.


    04/29/2015 :
  • Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE for concurrence.
  • SENATE refused to concur in HOUSE amendments.
  • *****To CONFERENCE Committee.
  • MO H 49

    Kirkton (D)

    APRN
    Crime Victim Treatment Cost Compensation

    House Select Committee on General Laws

    Adds board certified psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialist or board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner to the list of medical professionals from whom treatment costs may be compensated under the law governing crime victim compensation for medical care.


    04/28/2015 :
  • Executive Session Completed.
  • In HOUSE Committee on PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AND LICENSING: Voted do pass with amendments.
  • From HOUSE Committee on PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AND LICENSING: Reported do pass with amendments.
  • To HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS.
  • MO H 720

    Redmon (R)

    APRN
    License
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Prescriptions

    HOUSE

    Allows advanced practice registered nurses to prescribe controlled substances listed in Schedule II.


    04/28/2015 :
  • From HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SERVICES: Reported do pass as substituted.
  • MO H 868

    Rhoads (R)

    APRN
    Provisions Related To Emergency Medical Services

    Senate Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee

    Modifies provisions related to emergency medical services; relates to an ambulance district board, a fire protection district board, an emergency telephone service 911 board, reimbursement rate, special allocation fund, community and regional time critical diagnosis plans, the regional EMS committee, certain licensing and certain transportation and restraining requirements.


    04/29/2015 :
  • Public Hearing held.
  • MO H 1133

    McGaugh (R)

    APRN
    Designated Health Care Decision Maker Act

    House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee

    Establishes the Designated Health Care Decision-Maker Act.


    04/29/2015 :
  • Public Hearing completed.
  • MO S 313

    Wallingford (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Controlled Substances Prescribed By Registered Nurses

    SENATE

    Relates to controlled substances prescribed by advanced practice registered nurses.


    04/27/2015 :
  • Placed on Informal Calendar.
  • MT D 527

    Office of Senator Jim Keane

    License
    Board of Nursing Membership

    Draft

    Revises board of nursing membership; relates to health.


    04/28/2015 :
  • Draft Died in Process.
  • MT H 115

    Funk (D)

    License
    Board of Nursing Laws

    To Governor

    Revises the Board of Nursing Laws; provides for nursing applicants to submit to criminal background checks; provides the board may require licensees renewing their licenses to submit a full set of their fingerprints to the board for the purpose of obtaining a state and federal criminal history background check; allows the Department of Justice may share this fingerprint data with the Federal Bureau of Investigation; expands the nursing medical assistance program to all licensees.


    04/25/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • MT S 192

    Driscoll (D)

    APRN
    Reimburse
    Insurance Freedom of Choice for Practitioners

    Chaptered

    Amends health insurance laws to expand freedom of choice to additional practitioners; adds speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and licensed addiction counselor.


    04/28/2015 :
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • Chaptered. Chapter No. 342
  • NC H 20

    Graham C (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Diabetes Screenings

    Senate Health Care Committee

    Requires parent education during well-child visits at specific age intervals regarding type I diabetes.


    04/30/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE.
  • NC H 724

    Lambeth (R)

    License
    North Carolina Medical Board Membership

    Senate Rules and Operations of the Senate Committee

    Revises the membership of the North Carolina medical board to ensure that at least one physician assistant and at least one nurse practitioner serve as members of the board.


    04/28/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on RULES AND OPERATIONS OF THE SENATE.
  • NC S 713

    Brown H (R)

    Scope
    Base Budget Appropriations for Current Operations

    Senate Appropriations/Base Budget Committee

    Makes base budget appropriations for current operations of state departments, agencies, and institutions, and for other purposes.


    04/20/2015 :
  • FILED.
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS/BASE BUDGET.
  • ND H 1049

    House Human Services Committee

    Shortage
    Behavioral Health Professional Loans and Grants

    Signed by Governor

    Relates to loans for certain behavioral health professions; relates to the transfer of the authority of the board of addiction counseling examiners to the department of human services; relates to the board of addiction counseling examiners; provides an appropriation; provides a continuing appropriation; provides for a transfer.


    04/27/2015 :
  • *****To GOVERNOR.
  • Signed by GOVERNOR.
  • NE L 661

    Hadley (NP)

    Reimburse
    Fund Transfers

    Legislature

    Provides fund transfers, creates a fund, and authorizes certain transfers; relates to the state treasurer, the general fund and specified agencies and funds.


    04/30/2015 :
  • Committee Amendment adopted on LEGISLATIVE floor. AMENDMENT: AM831
  • Amended on LEGISLATIVE floor. AMENDMENT: AM1486
  • NH H 484

    Smith Su (D)

    License
    Licensure Exemptions by the Board of Nursing

    Concurrence

    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.


    04/30/2015 :
  • Committee amendment adopted on SENATE floor.
  • Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence.
  • NY A 1548

    Gottfried (D)

    Ratios
    Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act

    Assembly Ways and Means Committee

    Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act" to require acute care facilities and nursing homes to implement certain direct-care nurse to patient ratios in all nursing units; sets minimum staffing requirements; requires every such facility to submit a documented staffing plan to the department on an annual basis and upon application for an operating certificate; requires acute care facilities to maintain staffing records during all shifts.


    04/28/2015 :
  • From ASSEMBLY Committee on CODES.
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
  • OH S 110

    Burke (R)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Authorization Of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

    Bills for Senate Third Consideration

    Regards the authority of advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority to delegate drug administration, advanced practice registered nurse pharmacology instruction, billing for anatomic pathology services performed on dermatology specimens, and licensure of physician assistants.


    04/22/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Recommended as substituted.
  • OR H 2684

    Smith Warner (D)

    Shortage
    Public Employee Retirement System

    Senate Workforce Committee

    Extends sunset on 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; relates to employment of retired public employees.


    04/29/2015 :
  • Public Hearing Scheduled.
  • Public Hearing held.
  • OR H 2930

    Keny-Guyer (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Granting Admitting Privileges

    Eligible for Governor

    Requires that hospital rules granting admitting privileges to licensed, certified nurse midwife nurse practitioner meet specified requirements.


    04/30/2015 :
  • Passed SENATE.
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • OR S 469

    Monnes Anderson (D)

    Ratios
    Hospital Nursing Staff

    Joint Committee on Ways and Means

    Makes changes to laws governing hospital nursing staff, including laws setting forth composition of hospital nurse staffing committees and laws governing content of written hospital-wide staffing plans; establishes Nurse Staffing Advisory Board within Oregon Health Authority for purposes related to administration of laws governing hospital nursing staff; declares emergency, effective on passage.


    04/27/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE: Do pass with amendment.
  • Printed A Engrossed Text.
  • To JOINT Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
  • OR S 832

    Monnes Anderson (D)

    Reimburse
    Health Authority

    Senate Rules Committee

    Requires the Health Authority to prescribe by rule standards for integrating mental health and physical health services in coordinated care organizations; permits patient centered primary care homes to use billing codes applicable to mental health services provided in primary care and urgent care settings.


    04/28/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES AND EARLY CHILDHOOD: Do pass with amendment.
  • Printed A Engrossed Text.
  • To SENATE Committee on RULES.
  • OR S 874

    Prozanski (D)

    APRN
    License
    Health Authority

    HOUSE

    Requires Oregon Health Authority to disseminate information to health care professionals and public related to adrenal insufficiency; establishes that the Authority shall compile information on the dangers associated with adrenal insufficiency, how to identify a person suffering an adrenal crisis, and the types of medications that treat adrenal insufficiency; clarifies that the authority may disseminate the information through print or electronic publications, through video productions.


    04/29/2015 :
  • Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
  • OR S 916

    Senate Health Care Committee

    License
    Lyme Disease

    HOUSE

    Directs Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Medical Board and Oregon State Board of Nursing to study clinical guidance and health outcomes regarding Lyme disease and report to Legislative Assembly by March 1, 2016; declares emergency, effective on passage.


    04/30/2015 :
  • Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
  • SC H 3083

    Huggins (R)

    APRN
    License
    Overdose Prevention Act

    Senate Medical Affairs Committee

    Enacts the South Carolina Overdose Prevention Act; provides certain professionals and other individuals protection from civil and criminal liability and professional discipline for prescribing, dispensing, or administering an opioid antidote to individuals at risk of an opioid overdose; requires provision of instructional information to nonhealth care professionals administering opioid antidotes and documentation of receipt of the instruction.


    04/29/2015 :
  • Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • To SENATE Committee on MEDICAL AFFAIRS.
  • SC H 3851

    Smith G (R)

    APRN
    License
    Birth Centers Regulations

    House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee

    Relates to chapter definitions; changes definition terms; relates to regulation of birth centers; requires birth centers to be accredited and to comply with state statutes and regulations; requires births planned to occur at birth centers to be evaluated by professional staff to assess for risk status and to document evaluations in client Files; addresses professional requirements for staff members who provide patient care; requires development of guidelines, policies and procedures addressing, among/.


    04/28/2015 :
  • Recommitted to HOUSE Committee on MEDICAL, MILITARY, PUBLIC AND MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS.
  • TN H 629

    Littleton (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Pharmacy and Pharmacists

    Eligible for Governor

    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.


    04/23/2015 :
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk.
  • TX H 1583

    Clardy (R)

    Shortage
    Block Scheduling for Associate Degree

    SENATE

    Relates to block scheduling for associate degree and certificate programs at public junior colleges.


    04/27/2015 :
  • Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • TX H 2304

    Price (R)

    Reimburse
    Functions of the Health and Human Services Commission

    House Human Services Committee

    Relates to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state.


    04/27/2015 :
  • Considered in public hearing.
  • Committee substitute considered in committee.
  • Left pending in committee.
  • TX H 2602

    Coleman (D)

    APRN
    License
    Scope
    Physician Assistants Prescribing Controlled Substances

    HOUSE

    Relates to the prescribing and ordering of Schedule II controlled substances by certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.


    04/28/2015 :
  • Considered in public hearing.
  • Committee substitute considered in committee.
  • From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH: Reported favorably with substitute.
  • TX H 3078

    Darby (R)

    License
    Committee for Pre-nursing Curriculum Recommendation

    SENATE

    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.


    04/30/2015 :
  • Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • TX H 3366

    Sheffield J (R)

    APRN
    License
    Reimbursement of Prescription Drugs

    HOUSE

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


    04/30/2015 :
  • Committee report printed and distributed.
  • TX S 204

    Hinojosa (D)

    Ratios
    Department of Aging & Disability Services Functions

    House Human Services Committee

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


    04/29/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
  • TX S 239

    Schwertner (R)

    APRN
    Mental Health Professionals Student Loan Repayment

    House Public Health Committee

    Relates to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals.


    04/30/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
  • TX S 271

    Ellis (D)

    Shortage
    Higher Education

    Senate Higher Education Committee

    Relates to authorization by the State Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.


    04/29/2015 :
  • Considered in public hearing.
  • Testimony taken in committee.
  • Left pending in committee.
  • TX S 760

    Schwertner (R)

    APRN
    Medicaid Managed Care Organization Provider Access

    House Human Services Committee

    Relates to provider access requirements for a Medicaid managed care organization; provides health care services to recipients.


    04/30/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
  • TX S 1255

    Birdwell (R)

    Reimburse
    Creation of Health Care Provider Participation Programs

    Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee

    Relates to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.


    04/22/2015 :
  • Considered in public hearing.
  • Testimony taken in committee.
  • Left pending in committee.
  • TX S 1466

    Watson (D)

    License
    Medical Residency Programs

    Eligible for Governor

    Relates to the definition of medical schools for medical residency programs.


    04/30/2015 :
  • Passed HOUSE.
  • US H 1877

    Jenkins (R)

    License
    Mental Health First Aid Training Grants

    House Energy and Commerce Committee

    Amends section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs.


    04/16/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
  • US S 1013

    Cochran (R)

    Scope
    Medicare Coverage for Rehabilitation Technology

    Senate Finance Committee

    Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program.


    04/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • In SENATE. Read second time.
  • To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
  • VT H 282

    Sweaney (D)

    APRN
    License
    Reimburse
    Scope
    Office of Professional Regulation

    Senate Finance Committee

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


    04/28/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS: Recommended with amendment.
  • To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
  • WA H 1259

    Cody (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners

    Chaptered

    Allows advanced registered nurse practitioners to sign and attest to certain documentation that a physician may sign.


    04/28/2015 :
  • Chapter No. 104
  • WA H 1344

    Pollet (D)

    Shortage
    Nurse Educator Pay It Forward Program

    House Appropriations Committee

    Creates the nurse educator pay it forward program.


    04/29/2015 :
  • 2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • WA H 1347

    Blake (D)

    APRN
    License
    Treatment of Lyme Disease

    House Health Care and Wellness Committee

    Concerns the treatment of Lyme disease.


    04/29/2015 :
  • 2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • WA H 1365

    Riccelli (D)

    Reimburse
    Developmental Delays and Medicaid Programs

    House Appropriations Committee

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


    04/29/2015 :
  • 2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • WA H 1367

    Johnson (R)

    Shortage
    Individuals with Disabilities and Training Grants

    House Appropriations Committee

    Requires the student achievement council to develop a grant program to encourage training for students studying in the medical field to work with individuals with disabilities.


    04/29/2015 :
  • 2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • WA H 1545

    Robinson (D)

    License
    Safe Practice of Public Health Nurses

    HOUSE

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


    04/29/2015 :
  • 2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • WA H 1733

    Cody (D)

    Ratios
    Nursing Staffing Practices at Hospitals

    House Appropriations Committee

    Concerns nursing staffing practices at hospitals.


    04/29/2015 :
  • 2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • WA H 2136

    Carlyle (D)

    APRN
    License
    Comprehensive Marijuana Market Reforms

    Senate Ways and Means Committee

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


    05/01/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
  • WA S 5317

    Frockt (D)

    Reimburse
    Development Delays and Universal Screening

    SENATE

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


    04/29/2015 :
  • 2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • WA S 5335

    Keiser (D)

    Shortage
    Nurse Educator Program

    Senate Higher Education Committee

    Creates the nurse educator pay it forward program.


    04/29/2015 :
  • 2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • WA S 5448

    Hatfield (D)

    APRN
    License
    Treatment of Lyme Disease

    Chaptered

    Requires the Medical Quality Assurance Commission to do a study of the effects of long-term antibiotic therapy on patients who have been diagnosed with posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome.


    04/25/2015 :
  • Chapter No. 89
  • WA S 5642

    Chase (D)

    Shortage
    Grant Program

    Senate Higher Education Committee

    Requires the student achievement council to develop a grant program to encourage training for students studying in the medical field to work with individuals with disabilities.


    04/29/2015 :
  • 2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • WA S 5672

    Conway (D)

    Ratios
    Nursing Staffing Practices

    Senate Commerce & Labor Committee

    Concerns nursing staffing practices at hospitals.


    04/29/2015 :
  • 2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • WA S 5682

    Keiser (D)

    APRN
    Scope
    Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners

    Senate Health Care Committee

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


    04/29/2015 :
  • 2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • WA S 5754

    Keiser (D)

    License
    Remediation Plans for Licensed Health Professions

    Senate Health Care Committee

    Concerns remediation plans for licensed health and health-related professions to resolve eligible complaints of unprofessional conduct.


    04/29/2015 :
  • 2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • WI A 112

    Bernier (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Disability Determinations

    Senate Sporting Heritage, Mining, and Forestry 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.


    04/28/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on SPORTING HERITAGE, MINING, AND FORESTRY.
  • WI S 139

    Vukmir (R)

    APRN
    Epinephrine Auto Injectors

    Senate Health and Human Services Committee

    Relates to supply and use of epinephrine auto-injectors by certain authorized entities.


    04/28/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.


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