Report Title:

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses; Prescriptive Authority

 

Description:

Authorizes the board of nursing to grant prescriptive authority to APRNs and to designate formularies. Establishes an advisory committee on formularies. (HB2065 CD1)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2065

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1


C.D. 1

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO NURSES.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 457-8.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]457-8.6[]] Prescriptive authority for advanced practice registered nurses. The [department of commerce and consumer affairs] board shall grant prescriptive authority to qualified advanced practice registered nurses[; provided that the board of medical examiners] and shall designate the requirements for advanced nursing practice related to prescriptive authority [applicable formularies; provided further that the]. The board of medical examiners shall submit an [interim] annual report [on the establishment] of the formularies [by December 31, 1994.] to the board of nursing.

SECTION 2. The department of commerce and consumer affairs shall establish a joint formulary advisory committee composed of:

(1) Two persons licensed as advanced practice registered nurses and appointed by the board of nursing;

(2) Two persons licensed in medicine by the board of medical examiners and appointed by the board of medical examiners;

(3) Three persons licensed as pharmacists and appointed by the board of pharmacy;

(4) One representative of the John A. Burns school of medicine appointed by the dean of the University of Hawaii school of medicine; and

(5) One representative from a school of nursing with an APRN program.

The joint formulary advisory committee shall recommend the applicable formulary for persons recognized under this Act. The board of medical examiners shall consider the recommendations of the joint formulary advisory committee in adopting the formulary. A collegial working relationship with licensed physicians shall be reflected in rules adopted by the board of nursing in accordance with chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

The board of nursing shall establish nursing requirements for education, experience, and national certification pursuant to rules adopted in accordance with chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

SECTION 3. The joint formulary advisory committee shall submit a report to the legislature on its activities and recommendations with respect to the prescriptive authority formulary for advanced practice registered nurses no later than twenty days prior to the regular session of 2004.

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2002, and shall be repealed on June 30, 2004, except that title 16, chapter 89C, Hawaii administrative rules, shall remain in effect until the board of nursing adopts rules pursuant to section 2 of this Act.