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Michigan Council Of Nurse Practitioners Applauds Bi-Partisan Effort To Define Advanced Practice Nurses’ Role In The Public Health Code

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Kathleen Lefevre, a nurse practitioner from International Relief Team embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command dry cargo-ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) consults with patients

From the 21 June 2011 Medical News Today article

Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP) President MaryLee Pakieser, MSN, RN, NP, today praised state Senator Mark Jansen (R-Grand Rapids) and state Representative Lesia Liss (D-Warren) for introducing legislation to update regulations concerning nurse practitioners. Nurse practitioners, also known as advanced practice registered nurses, are registered nurses who have earned a master’s degree in a nursing specialty and obtained national board certification. Currently their practice is regulated by provisions of the 1978 Public Health Code of Michigan….

….The proposed legislation (House Bill 4774 and Senate Bill 481) will help expand health care access in Michigan by permitting advance practice registered nurses (nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and clinical nurse specialists) to practice more autonomously within the specific scope of their specialty and licensure. This is especially important in many areas of the state which lack sufficient health care professionals. “This legislation is supported by AARP Michigan,” according to Joann Genovich Richards, PhD, RN, the Executive Council Volunteer for Health and Long Term Services and Support for AARP…

June 22, 2011 - Posted by | Medical and Health Research News, Public Health | ,

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