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Senate Bill No. 250

Public Act No. 03-8

AN ACT CONCERNING ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 20-87a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

(a) The practice of nursing by a registered nurse is defined as the process of diagnosing human responses to actual or potential health problems, providing supportive and restorative care, health counseling and teaching, case finding and referral, collaborating in the implementation of the total health care regimen, and executing the medical regimen under the direction of a licensed physician, [or] dentist or advanced practice registered nurse.

Approved April 29, 2003