Senate Bill 7

Last Action signed by Governor (Acts ch. 2)
Title AN ACT relating to nurses.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 188
Sponsors P. Hornback, J. Schickel, W. Blevins Jr., T. Buford, J. Carroll, J. Denton, S. Gregory, D. Harper Angel, M. McGarvey, D. Parrett, J. Rhoads, D. Ridley, R. Thomas, M. Wilson
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 314 to establish a Collaborative Prescribing Agreement Joint Advisory Committee; set membership of the committee at 3 advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who prescribe nonscheduled legend drugs and 3 physicians who currently or previously signed a collaborative agreement with an APRN for prescribing nonscheduled legend drugs (CAPA-NS); authorize the committee to recommend items to the nursing and medical boards, including a common CAPA-NS form; establish methods to assist APRNs who need a physician to sign a CAPA-NS in emergency and non-emergency situations; require the committee to forward complaints to the appropriate licensing board without discussing or reviewing any complaint or actions by the practitioner; declare that each board retains jurisdiction over its licensees and committee members; attach the committee to the nursing board, while each board is responsible for the expenses of its members; alternate committee meetings between the facilities of the two boards; amend KRS 314.042 to set out specific requirements for a CAPA-NS agreement similar to those already established for controlled substance collaborative agreements; allow an APRN to discontinue or be exempt from the CAPA-NS requirement in limited circumstances after the APRN has prescribed under a CAPA-NS for 4 years in a certified population focus; clarify that an APRN cannot be required to maintain a CAPA-NS after the 4 years, but may choose to continue a CAPA-NS indefinitely; direct an APRN to notify the nursing board if the APRN will be prescribing without a CAPA-NS; permit an APRN from another state seeking licensure by endorsement to prescribe without a CAPA-NS if that APRN either had a collaborative prescribing agreement with a physician or prescribed independently for at least 4 years; require an APRN who has prescribed for less than 4 years when the new requirements take effect to complete the 4 years before being eligible to prescribe without a CAPA-NS.
Index Headings of Original Version Nurses - Advanced practice registered nurses, nonscheduled legend drug prescribing by
Occupations and Professions - Advanced practice registered nurses, nonscheduled legend drug prescribing by
Physicians and Practitioners - Advanced practice registered nurses, physician collaborative agreements with
Health and Medical Services - Advanced practice registered nurses, nonscheduled legend drug prescribing by
Licensing - Advanced practice registered nurses, nonscheduled legend drug prescribing by
Votes Vote History


  • introduced in Senate
  • to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 16, 2014
  • 3rd reading, passed 36-1
  • received in House
  • to Licensing & Occupations (H)
  • posted in committee
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • taken from Rules
  • placed in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 4, 2014
  • 3rd reading, passed 99-0
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
  • signed by Governor (Acts ch. 2)

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