Friday, February 25, 2011

Ohio Senate Revives Bill To Expand Nurses’ Prescription Drug Authority

On Wednesday, Brandon Glenn, of, reported about a new bill (SB-83) being introduced in the Ohio Senate that will expand Nurse Practitioners' power to prescribe schedule II controlled substances. This bill is almost identical to a bill that had passed in the State House of Representatives last year although it never made its way to the Senate floor. Under current law, Nurse Practitioners' must apply for and obtain a certificate to prescribe schedule II controlled substance and they are limited to a 24 hour supply provided only to terminally ill patients. This legislation aligns with recommendations made by the IOM's Initiative on the Future of Nursing committee's report: "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health."

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to read the news article

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to read SB-83.

Click here to find similar blogposts relating to the IOM committee's recommendations.

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