Nurse practitioners; moves responsibility for licensure and regulation to Board of Nursing. (SB263)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nurse practitioners; licensure.  Moves responsibility for licensure and regulation of nurse practitioners from the Boards of Medicine and Nursing jointly to the Board of Nursing.  Also, creates the Advisory Board on Nurse Practitioners and removes certain physician supervision requirements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101453D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2010Assigned Education sub: Higher Licensing
01/19/2010Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
02/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB263)
02/16/2010Left in Education and Health


Annabelle Pannell writes:

I feel you are limiting rural access to healthcare when this bill was defeated. Research shows that patient outcomes are as good when cared for by a nurse practitioner and a physician. With health care reform nurse practitioners need to be utilized more to save funds.