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Colorado Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

APRN Prescriptive Authority Bill

Posted over 3 years ago by Laura Mehringer

As previously posted, SB15-197, the APRN Prescriptive Authority Bill, passed State House & Senate and is on its way to the governor who is expected to sign it. The next step is the State Board of Nursing will write the rules which gives interpretation to the language of the law by holding pubic hearings that are open to input. For example the law states the APRN would need "three years of clinical work experience" to prescribe so the Board will need to decide the specifics of what that means. We are hoping that graduate school clinical will count. CNA will be representing us at those hearings with CNA's expert nurse attorney. Also details of how previous and current APRN graduates transition to the new system should be clarified.

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Laura Mehringer

Legislative Director for DNA 31