Report Title:

Prescriptive Authority for APRNs; Advisory Committee

Description:

Establishes a joint formulary advisory committee to advise the Board of Nursing on issues relating to the formulary. (SB3085 HD1)

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

3085

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

H.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 board shall grant prescriptive authority to qualified advanced practice registered nurses and shall designate the requirements for advanced nursing practice related to prescriptive authority. The board of medical examiners shall submit an annual report of all amendments made to the formularies to the board of nursing. The department of commerce and consumer affairs shall establish an advisory committee to advise the board of medical examiners on issues relating to the formulary. The advisory committee shall be composed of:

(1) Three persons licensed as advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority under chapter 457, one of whom shall be a representative from a school of nursing with an advanced practice registered nurse program;

(2) Three persons licensed as physicians under chapter 453, one of whom shall be a representative of the John A. Burns school of medicine appointed by the dean of the University of Hawaii school of medicine; and

(3) Three persons licensed as pharmacists under chapter 461.

The joint formulary advisory committee shall recommend the applicable formulary for persons recognized under this section. The board of medical examiners shall take the recommendations of the joint formulary advisory committee under advisement 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."

SECTION 2. Act 192, Session Laws of Hawaii 2002, as amended by Act 3, section 27, Session Laws of Hawaii 2003, is amended by amending section 5 to read as follows:

"SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2002, and shall be repealed on June 30, 2004[, except]; provided that title 16, chapter 89C, Hawaii administrative rules, shall remain in effect until the board of nursing adopts rules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; and provided further that [section 457-8.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes,] section 1 shall [be reenacted in the form in which it read on the day before the effective date of this Act.] not be repealed."

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 convening of the 2005 regular session. The report shall also include a report to the joint formulary advisory committee from the board of medical examiners that clearly justifies its denial of any recommendations made by the committee.

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, 2030.