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2016 House Bill 5400: Expand scope of practice for nurses

Public Act 499 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Ken Yonker R-Caledonia on February 23, 2016
To expand the “scope of practice” allowed for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (including nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, or clinical nurse specialists), so they can provide more medical services without being under the direct supervision of a physician, including prescribing drugs and making house calls or "doctor's rounds" in a hospital.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on February 23, 2016
Reported in the House on September 20, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on November 30, 2016
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on November 30, 2016
Reported in the Senate on December 7, 2016
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on December 14, 2016
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 5, 2017