- Published: Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:37
The statehouse was busy this week discussing issues affecting the practice of medicine.
HB 2066 allowing APRN independent practice was heard in House Health and Human Services. More than 42 individuals and organizations testified in support of the bill which provides no statutory limitation on the scope of APRN practice. KMS opposed the bill and testified that training and education matter, and that physicians and APRNs should not be allowed to practice interchangeably. Independently practicing providers should have legal limitations on their practice that reflect their training and education and should be regulated by the Board of Healing Arts. The bill has not been scheduled for committee action at this time.