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2013 Senate Bill 2: Revise nurses licensure
  1. Introduced by Sen. Mark Jansen (R) on January 16, 2013, to revise nursing licensure regulations to provide a wider "scope of practice" for "advanced practice registered nurses," potentially allowing these health care professionals to provide some services that current law only permits physicians to perform, subject to numerous restrictions and specific requirements.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on January 16, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on April 18, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on November 13, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on November 13, 2013, to impose a "higher standard of acceptable professional practice" in malpractice lawsuits on advanced practice registered nurses who are not acting under the supervision of a physician. The amendment failed 19 to 18 in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Moved to reconsider by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on November 13, 2013, the vote by which the previous amendment was not adopted. The motion failed 11 to 26 in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on November 13, 2013, to prohibit advanced practice registered nurses from providing health care services except as part of a "patient care team" and "as delegated" by a physician who is on that team. The amendment failed 17 to 21 in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on November 13, 2013, to increase the number of physicians who would be appointed to a proposed "task force" that would make recommendations on the allowable "scope of practice" for advanced practice registered nurses. The amendment passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on November 13, 2013, to remove a provision that would exclude drug advanced practice registered nurses from having to get a "drug control license" for each location in which the storage and dispensing of prescription drugs occur. The amendment failed 19 to 19 in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on November 13, 2013, to mandate that advanced practice registered nurses take "continuing education" classes. The amendment failed 19 to 19 in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on November 13, 2013, to impose a "higher standard of acceptable professional practice" in malpractice lawsuits on advanced practice registered nurses who are not acting under the supervision of a physician. The amendment passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on November 13, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on November 13, 2013.

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