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2013 Senate Bill 2: Revise nurses licensure
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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on November 13, 2013 (same description)
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.
Received in the House on November 13, 2013
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on November 13, 2013

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