SB 208
Modifies the licensing requirements for advanced practice registered nurses
LR Number:
Last Action:
2/2/2023 - Second Read and Referred S Governmental Accountability Committee
Journal Page:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 208 - This act modifies the scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Currently, a nurse may be licensed to practice professional or practical nursing. This act adds a license to practice advanced practice nursing and modifies the definitions of APRN and the practice of professional nursing. Additionally, this act specifies the requirements for the advanced practice nursing license, including the requirement that an applicant first hold a current registered professional nurse license, and have completed certain graduate-level programs and certifications, or hold a document of recognition to practice as an APRN that is current as of August 28, 2023. License renewals for APRN licenses and registered professional nurse licenses shall occur at the same time and failure to renew and maintain the registered professional nurse license or failure to provide evidence of an active required certification shall result in the expiration of the APRN license.

This act modifies the names of the specific certifying organizations for nursing specialties.

This act is substantially similar to provisions of the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/HB 402 (2023), the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 157 (2023), the truly agreed to and finally passed HCS/SS/SCS/SB 70 (2023), the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/HCS/HBs 115 & 99 (2023), SB 917 (2022), SB 41 (2021), HB 2331 (2022), HB 1576 (2022), SB 714 (2020), and SB 400 (2019) and similar to HB 301 (2019) and HB 1502 (2018).



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