Raleigh, NC – As the long session of the North Carolina General Assembly progresses, issues involving APRNs have moved to center stage.
Gas-Passers Try to Smother CRNAs. Again.
Anesthesiologists are making another legislative attempt to saddle CRNAs with physician supervision. From the draft bill:
A nurse anesthetist may provide anesthesia services only if the anesthesia services are provided under the supervision of (i) a physician licensed under Article 1 of this Chapter or (ii) a licensed dentist…
The big question on everyone’s mind is “What problem does this bill solve?”
The answer: None.
CRNAs have countered the move by Anesthesiologists with a bill to make collaboration the law.
The goal of the bill is to define the role of CRNAs:
“Certified registered nurse anesthetist” is a registered nurse who… performs nurse anesthesia activities in collaboration with a physician, dentist, podiatrist, or other lawfully qualified health care provider.
Certified Nurse Midwives Seek Full Practice Authority
Certified Nurse Midwives are seeking elimination of physician supervision. Read HB204:
Nurse Practitioners’ Regulatory Reform Bill
Nurse Practitioners’ regulatory reform legislation is in Bill Drafting and will be introduced soon. It streamlines and simplifies NP regulation:
[rb_list type=”arrow”][rb_list_item]Eliminates the joint subcommittee[/rb_list_item][rb_list_item]Establishes the Board of Nursing as solely responsible for NP practice regulation[/rb_list_item][rb_list_item]Moves relevant language from the medical practice act to the nursing practice act[/rb_list_item][/rb_list]
Full text of the bill, talking points and how to take action–all in the next installment of NP PAC News.
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