HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2011
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Chapter 323, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
"§323‑ Practice by advanced practice registered nurses. Each hospital in the State licensed under section 321-14.5 shall allow advanced practice registered nurses recognized pursuant to section 457-8.5 and qualified advanced practice registered nurses granted prescriptive authority pursuant to section 457-8.6 to practice at the hospital within the full scope of practice authorized under chapter 457, including practice as a primary care provider."
SECTION 2. Section 457-8.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§457-8.6 Prescriptive authority for
advanced practice registered nurses. (a) The board shall grant prescriptive
authority to qualified advanced practice registered nurses and shall designate
the requirements for advanced nursing practice related to prescriptive
The board shall determine the exclusionary formulary for
qualified advanced practice registered nurses who are granted prescriptive
authority. (b) 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; (2) Two persons licensed in medicine by the
Hawaii medical board and appointed by the Hawaii medical board; (3) Three persons licensed as pharmacists
and appointed by the board of pharmacy; (4) One representative of the University of
Hawaii John A. Burns school of medicine appointed by the dean of the University
of Hawaii John A. Burns school of medicine; and (5) One representative from a school of
nursing with an advanced practice registered nurse program. The joint formulary advisory committee shall
recommend the applicable formulary for persons recognized under this section.
The board shall consider the recommendations of the joint formulary advisory
committee in adopting the formulary. The appropriate working relationship with
licensed physicians shall be reflected in rules adopted by the board in
accordance with chapter 91. (c)] (b) The board shall
establish [ nursing] requirements for advanced practice registered
nurses' education, experience, and national certification pursuant to rules
adopted in accordance with chapter 91.
(d)] (c) Advanced practice
registered nurses shall be considered qualified if they have met the
requirements of section 457-8.5(a), and have met the advanced pharmacology
requirements for initial prescriptive authority pursuant to rules adopted by
the board. Only qualified advanced practice registered nurses authorized to
diagnose, prescribe, and institute therapy or referrals of patients to health
care agencies, health care providers, and community resources and, only as
appropriate[ ,] to the practice specialty in which the advanced practice
nurse is qualified, may:
(1) Prescribe and administer over the counter [
drugs, legend drugs, and controlled substances pursuant to this chapter
and to chapter 329[ ;] and request,
receive, and dispense manufacturers' prepackaged samples of over the counter
and non-controlled legend drugs to patients under their care;
provided that an advanced practice registered nurse shall not request, receive,
or sign for professional controlled substance samples;
(2) Prescribe, order, and dispense medical devices and equipment; and
(3) Plan and initiate a therapeutic regimen that includes nutritional, diagnostic, and supportive services including home health care, hospice, and physical and occupational therapy."
SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse; Hospitals
Requires hospitals to allow advanced practice registered nurses to practice within the full scope of allowable practice, including as a primary care provider; repeals formulary requirements; authorizes advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority to request, receive, and dispense samples of over the counter and non-controlled legend drugs. (SD2)
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