STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
RS27367 / S1240
In 2004 the Idaho legislature passed legislation that allowed Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to practice
without the supervision of a physician. However, many Idaho statutes still require a physician-only signature
for documents such as signing disabled parking permits, jury exemptions, disabled hunter permits, athletic
physicals, or mental health declarations.
The purpose of this legislation is to provide signature authority to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses when
an established provision of law within their scope of practice requires a physician's signature.
This legislation will have no impact on the general fund. Savings of time or money may be realized for the
patient who will no longer be required to gain a signature from a physician for simple declarations or permits.
Senator Mary Souza
DISCLAIMER: This statement of purpose and fiscal note are a mere attachment to this bill and prepared by a proponent
of the bill. It is neither intended as an expression of legislative intent nor intended for any use outside of the legislative
process, including judicial review (Joint Rule 18).
Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Note Bill SOP/FN INTRODUCED: 01/22/2020, 8:59 AM