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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Regulation of advanced practice nurses. Places limitations on collaboration agreements between an advanced practice nurse and a physician. Provides that if an advanced practice nurse and a practitioner are operating in collaboration under a practice agreement: (1) the practitioner's practice location must be located not more than 50 miles from the advanced practice nurse's practice location; and (2) the advanced practice nurse may provide health care to a patient in accordance with the practice agreement only if the practitioner has performed a complete physical examination of the patient not more than one year before the advanced practice nurse provides the health care.