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2015 Senate Bill 68: Expand scope of practice for nurses
Introduced by Sen. Mike Shirkey R-Clarklake on January 29, 2015
To revise the “scope of practice” allowed for Advanced Practic Registered Nurses, making it possible for them to provide more medical services without being under the direct supervision of a physician. Similar bills in the past have struggled due to opposition from the physician’s lobby. The bill would also authorize subsidies to APRNs who practice in “underserved” areas.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on January 29, 2015
Reported in the Senate on April 30, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.