Notice of Rulemaking Activity
The Louisiana State Board of Nursing in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950 et seq., and through the authority granted in R. S. 37:918 is proposing rule changes to Chapter 45, Revisions to Definitions and Authorized Practice under Title 46, Professional and Occupational Standards, Part XLVII Sections 4505-4513. The proposed rules change the administrative management of the collaboration that can exist between an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and his/ her current and alternate collaborating physician(s). This change will allow for the collaborating physician to delegate his/her responsibility to one or two other physicians in order to streamline approval processes and improve the meaningfulness of the agreement to the collaborating professionals. The proposed change will also add or remove language from the following: (1) Collaborative Practice Agreement, (2) Practice Site form, and (3) Prescriptive Authority application.
The first step in the rulemaking process is the publication of the Board's Notice of Intent in the November edition of the Louisiana Register. As of November 20, 2017 you will be able to access the publication free of charge at the state register's website at http://www.doa.la.gov/osr. The Notice of Intent can be found here.
The Board requests to receive written comments on the proposed revisions by December 10, 2017.
Please direct all written communications regarding this proposal to my attention at the Board office.
For the Board
Karen C. Lyon, PhD, RN, NEA