CATEGORY: Health and Human Services Committeee

Health Care Practitioners 607

Medical professionals such as nurses are often trained to do far more procedures than is actually allowed by regulations or law. This bill would expand the scope of practice for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse to perform a host of procedures they’ve previously been certified to do without needed direct doctor supervision, allowing more patients to be seen and giving doctors the time to dedicate to patients who need their advanced skills. HB 607 passed through both legislative chambers and was signed into law by the Governor.

Bill Categories: Health and Human Services Committeee

AFP POSITION: Support

Testing for Treatment of influenza and Streptococcus 389

While not typically thought of as such, pharmacists are medical workers too and must go through additional schooling and licensing. This package of bills recognizes pharmacists training and expands their scope of practice to allow for testing of a number of common diseases such as the flu, giving more people greater options for treatment while freeing up more specialized medical professionals to treat fewer routine illnesses. HB 389 was voted up in both the House and Senate and sent to the Governor to sign.

Bill Categories: Health and Human Services Committeee

AFP POSITION: Support

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