AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 73-15-3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCLUDE ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES IN THE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE OF THE MISSISSIPPI NURSING PRACTICE LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 73-15-5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO DELETE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS AND REVISE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS IN THE NURSING PRACTICE LAW REGARDING ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE; TO AMEND SECTION 73-15-20, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE CERTAIN PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE NURSES; TO PROVIDE THAT THE COLLABORATIVE/CONSULTATIVE RELATIONSHIP REQUIRED FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES MAY BE WITH A NURSE PRACTITIONER WHO HAS AT LEAST THREE YEARS' EXPERIENCE; TO PROVIDE THAT AN ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF ENTERING AND MAINTAINING A COLLABORATIVE/CONSULTATIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH A LICENSED PHYSICIAN, DENTIST OR NURSE PRACTITIONER AFTER COMPLETING 3,600 TRANSITION TO PRACTICE HOURS; TO AMEND SECTION 73-15-29, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCLUDE ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES IN THE PROVISIONS RELATING TO GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS AGAINST NURSES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

Statutes affected:
As Introduced: 73-15-3, 73-15-5, 73-15-20, 73-15-29