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Colorado Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses


Posted over 3 years ago by Linda Dwyer

Effective Date On May 15, 2015, Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 15-197 "Concerning the Prescriptive Authority of Advanced Practice Nurses." The legislation significantly changes the requirements for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) seeking prescriptive authority. The changes go into effect September 1, 2015.

Stay the Course - Current Rules Still Apply We recognize that some APRNs, physicians, mentors and preceptors may be confused and concerned about the implementation of this bill. At this time, APRNs, mentors and preceptors should continue to move forward under the current Board of Nursing Chapter XV Rules and Regulations for Prescriptive Authority for Advanced Practice Nurses.

Opportunities for Public Input We will provide multiple opportunities as outlined below for the public to provide input on any new rules the Board of Nursing may consider. Be sure to check this website for updates.

Stakeholder Meeting (In-person and Webinar participation available) June 16, 2015 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 1560 Broadway Conference Room #110D

State Board of Nursing (Emergency Rule Adoption decision) Full Board Meeting July 21, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1560 Broadway Conference Room #1250C

Stakeholder Meeting (In-person and Webinar participation available) August 5, 2015 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 1560 Broadway 19th Floor Conference Room

State Board of Nursing (Rulemaking Hearing for permanent rule) Date/Time/Location yet to be determined

Additional Questions? If you have additional questions, please send them to

Please plan to check back for updated information. Thank You

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Colleen Casper, RN, MS, DNP Administrator Approval BoardExecutive Director Colorado Nurses Association 2851 S Parker Rd Suite 250


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