Certified nurse midwives; clarifies relationship with licensed physicians. (SB488)

Introduced By

Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certified nurse midwives. Clarifies the relationship between licensed physicians and nurse practitioners, categorized as certified nurse midwives, as one of collaboration and consultation, rather than as one of supervision. The bill also directs the Board of Medicine and the Board of Nursing to jointly promulgate regulations specifying collaboration and consultation to include (i) development, periodic review and revision of a written protocol, (ii) development of guidelines for availability and ongoing communications that define consultation among the collaborating parties and the patient, and (iii) periodic joint evaluation of services delivered. In addition, the bill also emphasizes that no person other than the certified nurse midwife who provided care to the patient will be liable for the nurse midwife's negligent, grossly negligent or willful and wanton acts or omissions; however, no other licensed midwife, doctor of medicine or osteopathy, nurse, prehospital emergency medical personnel or hospital will be exempt from liability for their own subsequent and independent negligent acts or omissions. A second enactment clause requires the Boards of Medicine and Nursing to promulgate emergency regulations to implement these provisions. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066523772
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB488)
02/02/2006Committee substitute printed 062063800-S1
02/02/2006Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006Read second time
02/06/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062063800-S1
02/06/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB488S1
02/07/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006Communicated to House
02/13/2006Placed on Calendar
02/13/2006Read first time
02/23/2006Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006Committee substitute printed 064788800-H1
02/24/2006Read second time
02/24/2006Motion to refer to committee agreed to (49-Y 48-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (49-Y 48-N)
02/24/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/24/2006Motion to reconsider refer to committee rejected (47-Y 49-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: RECONSIDERATION (47-Y 49-N)
03/01/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006Committee substitute printed 062902800-H2
03/03/2006Read second time
03/06/2006Read third time
03/06/2006Committee substitute from Health, Welfare and Institutions rejected 064788800-S"
03/06/2006Committee substitute from Courts of Justice agreed to 062902800-H2
03/06/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB488H2
03/06/2006Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB488ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB488ER)
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 750 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0750)