After four years of prescribing with a CAPA-NS in collaboration with a physician:
- An advanced practice registered nurse whose license is in good standing at that time with the Kentucky Board of Nursing and who will be prescribing nonscheduled legend drugs without a CAPA-NS shall notify that board that the four-year requirement has been met and that he or she will be prescribing nonscheduled legend drugs without a CAPA-NS;
- The advanced practice registered nurse will no longer be required to maintain a CAPA-NS and shall not be compelled to maintain a CAPA-NS as a condition to prescribe after the four years have expired, but an advanced practice registered nurse may choose to maintain a CAPA-NS indefinitely after the four years have expired; and
- If the advanced practice registered nurse’s license is not in good standing, the CAPA-NS requirement shall not be removed until the license is restored to good standing.
Senate Bill 7 was the first bill to pass the General Assembly. Advocates say it is necessary, given the influx of patients that the Affordable Care Act and expansion of Medicaid is bringing into the health care system, coupled with the shortage of primary care providers in the state’s rural areas.
APRNs will be notified via email (if an email address was provided), US mail, the KBN Connection and by notices on the KBN website when the request implementation process is due to begin.
Molly Nicol Lewis
McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland