Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 190

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 25-23-1-1.

Synopsis: Certified registered nurse anesthetists. Includes certified registered nurse anesthetists within the definition of advanced practice nurse.

Effective: July 1, 2009.





Miller




    January 7, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.







Introduced

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


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SENATE BILL No. 190



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning professions and occupations.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 25-23-1-1; (09)IN0190.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 25-23-1-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 1. As used in this chapter:
    (a) "Board" means the Indiana state board of nursing.
    (b) "Advanced practice nurse" means:
        (1) a nurse practitioner;
        (2) a nurse midwife; or
        (3) a clinical nurse specialist; or
        (4) a certified registered nurse anesthetist;

who is a registered nurse qualified to practice nursing in a specialty role based upon the additional knowledge and skill gained through a formal organized program of study and clinical experience, or the equivalent as determined by the board, which does not limit but extends or expands the function of the nurse which may be initiated by the client or provider in settings that shall include hospital outpatient clinics and health maintenance organizations.
    (c) "Human response" means those signs, symptoms, behaviors, and

processes that denote the individual's interaction with the environment.