2015 Senate Bill 68

Expand scope of practice for nurses

Introduced in the Senate

Jan. 29, 2015

Introduced by Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-16)

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.

Referred to the Committee on Health Policy

April 30, 2015

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.