SB 566 Gives advanced practice registered nurses prescription authority
Sponsor: Dougherty Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 3362S.03C Fiscal Note: 3362-03
Committee: Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health
Last Action: 5/12/2006 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 566 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2006

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SS/SCS/SB 566 - This act authorizes an advanced practice registered nurse, as defined in section 335.016 as a nurse who has had education beyond the basic nursing education and is certified by a nationally recognized professional organization as having a nurse specialty, or who meets criteria for advanced practice nurses established by the board of nursing, to prescribe schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substances under a collaborative practice agreement, as defined in section 334.104. Nurse anesthetists shall not be afforded prescriptive authority.

This act also provides that within thirty days of any change and on each renewal, the state board of registration of healing arts shall require physicians to identify whether a physician is engaged in any collaborative practice agreement or physician assistance agreement and also report to the board the name of each licensed professional with whom the physician has entered into such agreement. The board may make the information available to the public. The board shall track and randomly review the agreements for compliance.

This act is similar to SCS/SB 90 (2005), SCS/SB 998 (2006), and HCS/HB 1515 (2006).

CHRIS HOGERTY

SA 1 – BARS ADVANCE PRACTICE NURSES FROM PRACTICING IN LICENSED PHARMACIES.