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Amendment

 

February Session, 2014

LCO No. 4454

   
 

*SB0003604454HRO*

Offered by:

 

REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st Dist.

REP. CARTER, 2nd Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 36

File No. 101

Cal. No. 310

(As Amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A")

"AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE. "

Strike subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of section 1 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(3) An advanced practice registered nurse having (A) been issued a license pursuant to section 20-94a, (B) maintained such license for a period of not less than three years, and (C) engaged in the performance of advanced practice level nursing activities in collaboration with a physician for a period of not less than four thousand hours in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (2) of this subsection, may, thereafter, alone or in collaboration with a physician or another health care provider licensed to practice in this state: (i) Perform the acts of diagnosis and treatment of alterations in health status, as described in subsection (a) of this section; and (ii) prescribe, dispense and administer medical therapeutics and corrective measures and dispense drugs in the form of professional samples as described in subdivision (2) of this subsection in all settings. Any such advanced practice registered nurse who intends to engage in activities described in this subdivision alone and not in collaboration with a physician shall, prior to engaging in any such activity, provide to the Commissioner of Public Health, in writing, a statement of such advanced practice registered nurse's intention to engage in such activities alone. The commissioner shall maintain a database that includes information as to whether each licensed advanced practice registered nurse practices alone or in collaboration with a physician. Any such advanced practice registered nurse who intends to engage in activities described in this subdivision alone and not in collaboration with a physician shall engage in such activities only in the same area of medical practice in which he or she practiced for a period of not less than six thousand two hundred forty hours in collaboration with a physician."