State Bill Tracking Report

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

1/24/2015

Bill Summary Latest Action
AK S 23

Ellis (D)

APRN
License
Immunity for Providing Opioid Overdose Drug

SENATE

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


01/21/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • AR S 78

    Stubblefield (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Immunity from Supervision in Anesthesia Administration

    SENATE

    Eliminates physician supervision requirements in anesthesia administration; provides immunity in certain circumstances.


    01/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • 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.


    01/22/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
  • CT H 6289

    Conroy (D)

    APRN
    License
    State Required Health Forms

    Joint Committee on Public Health

    Allows advanced practice registered nurses to sign various state-required health forms; enhances and streamlines patient care.


    01/22/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
  • CT S 163

    Fasano (R)

    Shortage
    Learn Here Live Here Program

    Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement

    Requires implementation of the learn here, live Here program; encourages graduates of a public or independent institution of higher education, health care training school or technical high school in this state to live and work in Connecticut by allowing them to direct a portion of their income tax payments into a first-time homebuyers account for down payment on a home in Connecticut.


    01/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To JOINT Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT.
  • FL H 335

    Plasencia (R)

    APRN
    License
    Health Care Practitioners

    HOUSE

    Relates to health care practitioners; requires psychiatric nurses to hold national advanced practice certification as psychiatric-mental health advanced practice nurse; authorizes such nurses to approve release of individuals from receiving facility after involuntary examination.


    01/19/2015 :
  • PREFILED.
  • ID H 21

    House Education Committee

    License
    Nurses

    House Education Committee

    Amends existing law; 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.


    01/22/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION.
  • IN H 1454

    Eberhart (R)

    License
    Auto-injectable Epinephrine Provision

    HOUSE

    Allows a health care provider with prescriptive authority to prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine to a business, association, or governmental entity or an entity's branch office. Sets requirements for certain individuals employed by an entity to fill, store, and administer auto-injectable epinephrine; Provides civil immunity for 1, a certain entity's employees in the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine and 2, health care providers in the prescribing of auto-injectable epinephrine.


    01/22/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH: Do pass as amended.
  • Committee amendment adopted on HOUSE floor.
  • IN S 509

    Charbonneau (R)

    License
    Scholarships and Grants

    Senate Education and Career Development Committee

    Provides that at the end of each state fiscal year, the commission for higher education may order the auditor of state to transfer money among certain funds if the commission determines that the remaining appropriation in a particular fund 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.


    01/14/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION and CAREER DEVELOPMENT.
  • MA HD 1878

    Benson (D)

    APRN
    License
    Advanced Practice Nursing

    HOUSE

    Relates to advanced practice nursing.


    01/16/2015 :
  • FILED.
  • MA HD 2782

    Khan (D)

    APRN
    License
    Nurse Licensing

    HOUSE

    Removes the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission.


    01/16/2015 :
  • FILED.
  • MA HD 3028

    Khan (D)

    License
    Nursing Advisory Board

    HOUSE

    Creates a nursing advisory board.


    01/16/2015 :
  • FILED.
  • MA HD 3216

    Khan (D)

    Compact
    Nurse Licensure

    HOUSE

    Relates to nurse licensure compact in Massachusetts.


    01/16/2015 :
  • FILED.
  • MA SD 749

    Keenan J (D)

    APRN
    Advanced Nursing Practice

    SENATE

    Relates to the advanced nursing practice.


    01/16/2015 :
  • FILED.
  • MN H 220

    Norton (DFL)

    Compact
    Health Occupations

    House Health and Human Services Reform Committee

    Relates to health occupations; provides for a Nurse Licensure Compact; provides for appointments; appropriates money.


    01/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM.
  • MS H 149

    Zuber (R)

    APRN
    Scope
    Commercial Drivers with Diabetes

    HOUSE

    Authorizes a person with a commercial driver's license suffering from diabetes to be examined by a board certified-advanced diabetes management nurse practitioner.


    01/21/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION: Recommended as substituted.
  • Title Deemed Sufficient by HOUSE Committee: Do Pass Recommended Substitute.
  • MS H 442

    Chism G (R)

    APRN
    Reimburse
    Health Benefit Plan Insurance

    House Insurance Committee

    Provides that an insured is entitled to benefits under a health benefit plan if the health benefit plan provides for reimbursement for the service if performed by a duly licensed physician or podiatrist and the service is performed by a duly licensed physician or podiatrist; provides that a health benefit plan shall not discriminate against any physician who is located within the geographical location.


    01/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
  • MS S 2462

    Hopson (R)

    Shortage
    Physician Assistant and Nurse Shortage Incentive Act

    Senate Finance Committee

    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.


    01/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
  • MS S 2482

    Dawkins (D)

    APRN
    Board of Medical Licensure Membership

    Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee

    Reconstitutes the membership of the State Board of Medical Licensure on a phased-in basis.


    01/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE.
  • MS S 2486

    Hopson (R)

    APRN
    License
    Emergency Volunteer Health Care Practitioners Act

    SENATE

    Entitled the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Care Practitioners Act; provides definitions; provides conditions applicable to providing health care or veterinary services while an emergency declaration is in effect; provides a volunteer health care practitioner registration system under the State Department of Health; provides for interstate licensure recognition for volunteer health care practitioners; provides administrative sanctions for failure to adhere to scope of practice requirements.


    01/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE.
  • Additionally referred to SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • MT H 115

    Funk (D)

    License
    Board of Nursing Laws

    HOUSE

    Revises board of nursing laws; relates to professions and occupations. relates to state revenue; relates to rule making.


    01/21/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on BUSINESS AND LABOR: Do pass.
  • MT H 147

    Wittich (R)

    Compact
    Nurse Licensure Compact

    Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee

    Adopts a nurse licensure compact; provides rulemaking authority.


    01/21/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, LABOR AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS.
  • MT S 192

    Driscoll (D)

    APRN
    Reimburse
    Insurance Freedom of Choice for Practitioners

    Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee

    Amends insurance freedom of choice for practitioners; relates to insurance; relates to professions and occupations generally.


    01/21/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, LABOR AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS.
  • ND S 2259

    Mathern (D)

    License
    Use of Experimental Drugs

    Senate Human Services Committee

    Relates to the use of experimental drugs.


    01/19/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
  • NE L 518

    Riepe (NP)

    APRN
    Reimburse
    Medical Assistance Program

    Health and Human Services Committee

    Provides for changes to the medical assistance program.


    01/23/2015 :
  • To LEGISLATIVE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
  • NH H 202

    Wuelper (R)

    License
    Prescription Drug Dispensing Authority in Clinics

    House Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Committee

    Repeals the authority for the dispensing of noncontrolled prescription drugs by registered nurses in clinics operated by or under contract with the department of health and human services or by nurses in clinics of nonprofit family planning agencies; 15-0805 10/01.


    01/21/2015 :
  • Public Hearing: 1/27/2015.
  • NM H 81

    Trujillo C (D)

    Ratios
    Patient Safe Staffing Act

    HOUSE

    Relates to the Patient Safe Staffing Act.


    01/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • NM H 121

    McMillan (R)

    Shortage
    Nurse Educators Fund

    HOUSE

    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.


    01/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • NY A 2496

    Tedisco (R)

    Shortage
    Baccalaureate and Associate Nursing Assistance Program

    Assembly Higher Education Committee

    Creates a baccalaureate and associate nursing assistance program within the department of health to provide loans to persons in pursuit of a nursing degree at an approved institution in this state; provides that nurses receiving loans will be obligated for one year of service as a nurse in New York for each year assistance was received; establishes an advisory council to assist in the administration of such program.


    01/16/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • NY A 2680

    Pretlow (D)

    License
    Community Colleges Offering Associates Degree Program

    Assembly Higher Education Committee

    Amends the Education Law; authorizes community colleges offering an associates degree program in nursing to offer a four-year bachelor degree program in nursing.


    01/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • NY A 2825

    Peoples-Stokes (D)

    License
    Mandated Reporters

    Assembly Children and Families Committee

    Requires mandated reporters to receive coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment every three years.


    01/20/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on ELECTION LAW.
  • To ASSEMBLY Committee on CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.
  • NY S 1936

    Parker (D)

    Overtime
    Ratios
    Safe Staffing for Hospital Care Act

    Senate Health Committee

    Establishes the "Safe Staffing for Hospital Care Act"; establishes minimum staffing levels for various health care workers in different health care facilities; requires submission of staffing pans; prohibits Most mandatory overtime.


    01/15/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
  • OR H 2308

    Parrish (R)

    APRN
    License
    Definition of Independent Practice

    House Health Care Committee

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


    01/16/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE.
  • OR H 2409

    Office of the Governor

    Shortage
    Unfunded Higher Education Loan Scholarship

    House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee

    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.


    01/16/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
  • OR H 2631

    Vega Pederson (D)

    Scope
    Safe Patient Handling Program

    HOUSE

    Requires hospital to implement safe patient handling program by February 1, 2017; specifies requirements for program; requires hospital to appoint safe patient handling committee to monitor safe patient handling program; requires committee to annually collect and review workers' compensation claims information regarding disabling compensable injuries; requires committee to periodically evaluate program and make recommendations for improvements to hospital governing board.


    01/13/2015 :
  • PREFILED
  • 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.


    01/16/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on BUSINESS AND LABOR.
  • OR S 72

    Monnes Anderson (D)

    License
    Shortage
    Nurse Examination and Licensing

    Senate Health Care and Human Services Committee

    Increases fees to take nursing examination and renew nursing license; establishes Oregon Nursing Advancement Fund; directs that moneys in fund be remitted to nonprofit organization that supports advancement of nursing profession in Oregon.


    01/20/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE and HUMAN SERVICES.
  • OR S 153

    Senate Health Care and Human Services Committee

    APRN
    Reimburse
    Independent Practice

    Senate Health Care and Human Services Committee

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


    01/20/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE and HUMAN SERVICES.
  • OR S 282

    Office of the Governor

    License
    Individuals Use of Nurse Title

    Senate Health Care and Human Services Committee

    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.


    01/20/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE and HUMAN SERVICES.
  • OR S 283

    Office of the Governor

    APRN
    License
    Individuals Use of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

    Senate Health Care and Human Services 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.


    01/20/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE and HUMAN SERVICES.
  • OR S 284

    Office of the Governor

    License
    Individuals Use of Title Certified Nursing Assistant

    Senate Health Care and Human Services 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.


    01/20/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE and HUMAN SERVICES.
  • OR S 469

    Monnes Anderson (D)

    Ratios
    Hospital Nursing Staff

    Senate Health Care and Human Services Committee

    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.


    01/20/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE and HUMAN SERVICES.
  • PA H 117

    Costa D (D)

    License
    Refusal of Licenses

    House Professional Licensure Committee

    Amends the act of May 22, 1951 (P.L.317, No.69), known as The Professional Nursing Law; provides for refusal, suspension or revocation of licenses.


    01/21/2015 :
  • INTRODUCED.
  • To HOUSE Committee on PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE.
  • SD H 1057

    House Appropriations Committee

    Reimburse
    Health Care Recruitment Assistance Program

    HOUSE

    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 and to declare an emergency.


    01/23/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Do pass with amendment.
  • SD H 1060

    House Appropriations Committee

    Reimburse
    Recruitment Assistance Program

    HOUSE

    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.


    01/23/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Do pass.
  • VA H 1395

    Lindsey (D)

    License
    Board of Nursing

    Died

    Relates to the Board of Nursing; relates to licensure of applicant with a previous conviction; provides that if an applicant for issuance or renewal of a license, certificate, or registration has been previously convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude and the applicant has previously been issued a license, certificate, or registration by the Board of Nursing after such conviction, the Board shall not require the applicant to appear before a hearing unless new information is available.


    01/22/2015 :
  • Stricken from docket.
  • VA H 1435

    O'Bannon (R)

    APRN
    Medical Examiners

    SENATE

    Relates to appointment of physician assistants and nurse practitioners as medical examiners; adds licensed physician assistants and nurse practitioners to the list of individuals who may be appointed to serve as medical examiners.


    01/23/2015 :
  • Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • VA H 1695

    Yost (R)

    License
    Health Regulatory Boards Powers and Duties

    House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

    Relates to powers and duties of health regulatory boards; relates to health care practitioners with mental illness; prohibits health regulatory boards from revoking, suspending, restricting, or refusing to issue or renew a registration, certificate, license, or multistate licensure privilege or otherwise discipline a health care practitioner, including a holder of a multistate licensure privileged to practice nursing, solely on the grounds that the practitioner has mental illness.


    01/19/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH, WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS.
  • VA S 861

    Chafin (R)

    APRN
    License
    Nurse Practitioners as Expert Witnesses

    HOUSE

    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.


    01/20/2015 :
  • Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
  • VA S 1018

    Dance (D)

    License
    Board of Nursing

    SENATE

    Relates to board of nursing; relates to criminal history record check for applicants for licensure; establishes state and federal criminal history background check requirements for applicants for licensure as a practical nurse or registered nurse, beginning January 1, 2016.


    01/23/2015 :
  • Substituted in SENATE, see S 1294.
  • VA S 1294

    Martin (R)

    License
    Board of Nursing

    SENATE

    Relates to board of Nursing; relates to criminal history record check for applicants for licensure; establishes state and federal criminal history background check requirements for applicants for licensure as a practical nurse or registered nurse, beginning January 1, 2016.


    01/22/2015 :
  • From SENATE Committee on EDUCATION AND HEALTH: Reported as substituted, see S 1018.
  • VT H 41

    Hubert (R)

    License
    Mandated Reporters and Allegations

    House Human Services Committee

    Relates to requiring that mandated reporters report all allegations of child sexual abuse to the Department for Children and Families.


    01/22/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
  • WA H 1344

    Pollet (D)

    Shortage
    Nurse Educator Pay It Forward Program

    House Higher Education Committee

    Creates the nurse educator pay it forward program.


    01/19/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • WA H 1347

    Blake (D)

    APRN
    License
    Treatment of Lyme Disease

    House Health Care and Wellness Committee

    Concerns the treatment of Lyme disease.


    01/19/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE AND WELLNESS.
  • WA H 1365

    Riccelli (D)

    Reimburse
    Developmental Delays and Medicaid Programs

    House Health Care and Wellness Committee

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


    01/19/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE AND WELLNESS.
  • WA H 1367

    Johnson (R)

    Shortage
    Individuals with Disabilities and Training Grants

    House 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.


    01/19/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • WA H 1424

    Orwall (D)

    APRN
    License
    Suicide Prevention

    House Health Care and Wellness Committee

    Concerns suicide prevention.


    01/20/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE AND WELLNESS.
  • WA H 1545

    Robinson (D)

    License
    Safe Practice of Public Health Nurses

    House Health Care and Wellness Committee

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


    01/22/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on HEALTH CARE AND WELLNESS.
  • WA S 5317

    Frockt (D)

    Reimburse
    Development Delays and Universal Screening

    Senate Health Care Committee

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


    01/19/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE.
  • WA S 5335

    Keiser (D)

    Shortage
    Nurse Educator Program

    Senate Higher Education Committee

    Creates the nurse educator pay it forward program.


    01/19/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
  • WA S 5448

    Hatfield (D)

    APRN
    License
    Treatment of Lyme Disease

    Senate Health Care Committee

    Concerns the treatment of Lyme disease.


    01/21/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE.
  • WA S 5460

    Parlette (R)

    License
    Prepackaged Emergency Medications

    Senate Health Care Committee

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


    01/22/2015 :
  • To SENATE Committee on HEALTH CARE.
  • WV H 2046

    Perdue (D)

    APRN
    License
    Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    House Judiciary Committee

    Relates to treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.


    01/21/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES: Do pass.
  • To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
  • WV H 2103

    Howell (R)

    License
    Boards of Examination and Registration

    House Finance Committee

    Relates generally to boards of examination and registration.


    01/22/2015 :
  • From HOUSE Committee on GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION: Do pass as amended.
  • To HOUSE Committee on FINANCE.
  • WY H 88

    Wilson (R)

    Shortage
    Public Health and Safety

    House Labor, Health and Social Services Committee

    Relates to public health and safety; 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 as specified; provides a definition; provides an appropriation; provides for an effective date.


    01/20/2015 :
  • To HOUSE Committee on LABOR, HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.


  • Copyright 2015 State Net. All rights reserved.
    Your Feedback