05RS HB321


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HB 321 (BR 1271) - M. Marzian, C. Belcher, T. Burch, L. Clark, P. Clark, T. Couch, R. Damron, J. Jenkins, K. Stein, T. Thompson

     AN ACT relating to prescriptive authority of advanced registered nurse practitioners.
     Amend KRS 314.011 to authorize advanced registered nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled substances; limit the prescribing of Schedule II controlled substances written by an advanced registered nurse practitioner to a 72 hour supply; amend KRS 314.042 to require an advanced registered nurse practitioner to enter into a written collaborative practice agreement with a physician that defines the scope of the prescriptive authority prior to prescribing controlled substances; amend KRS 218A.010 to include an advanced registered nurse practitioner within the definition of "practitioner" and include an advanced registered nurse practitioner as a provider authorized to order a drug or medicine; and amend KRS 218A.202 to authorize the Board of Nursing to receive reports from the electronic system for monitoring controlled substances under specified circumstances if the nurse is working in a practice where a physician or another advanced registered nurse practitioner is under investigation or if the nurse working in a designated geographic area where inappropriate prescribing may be occurring; amend KRS 314.195 to conform.

     Feb 7-introduced in House
     Feb 8-to Health and Welfare (H); posted in committee
     Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 14-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 15, 2005
     Feb 16-3rd reading, passed 82-10
     Feb 17-received in Senate
     Feb 23-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Feb 25-reassigned to Appropriations and Revenue (S)

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