Archive for April, 2015

Legislation heard today impacting pharmacist, physician, APRN and PA practice H…

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Legislation heard today impacting pharmacist, physician, APRN and PA practice

HB 124, expedited partner therapy, would allow the clinical practice of providing prescription antibiotics to one or more sexual partners of a patient who has been personally examined and diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection without the provider having to personally examine and diagnose the partner(s).

Proponents included the Columbus Health Department and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

HB 116 would allow partial prescription refills-to synchronize multiple prescriptions ...

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New OARRS Registration Requirements for prescribers OARRS registration require…

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New OARRS Registration Requirements for prescribers

OARRS registration requirements (effective April 1st). While all CTP holders are encouraged to register with OARRS, only those who hold a CTP/CTP-E AND have a DEA number AND prescribe opioids or benzodiazepines are required to register with OARRS. There are some exceptions. See below from the Board’s website.

HB 341: OARRS Registration Requirements

Legislative initiatives of 2014 and Ohio Administrative Code rule changes continue to target prescribing of opioids, ...

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Medicare Reform Bill Gives Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Physi…

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Medicare Reform Bill Gives Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) More Authority for Medicare Reimbursement

The passage of the Medicare payment reform bill improves health care delivery by identifying PAs and APRNs (nurse practitioners [NP], clinical nurse specialists [CNS], certified registered nurse anesthetists [CRNA] and certified nurse midwives [CNM]) as Medicare applicable practitioners. The reform bill authorizes payment to APRNs to document evaluations for durable medical equipment, includes NP, CNS and CRNA in the first year of ...

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HB 4 amended and held for passage at next hearing by Senate Health and Human Ser…

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HB 4 amended and held for passage at next hearing by Senate Health and Human Services Committee

More information to follow on details of amendments.

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SB 55 and SB 110 combined into one bill to allow APRNs and PAs to delegate medic…

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SB 55 and SB 110 combined into one bill to allow APRNs and PAs to delegate medication administration to medical assistants.

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee, after combining the two bills recommended the bill for passage. The two bills will move to the Senate Rules Committee as SB 110.

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SB 141, Pharmacist Consult Bill has been referred to the Senate State Government…

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SB 141, Pharmacist Consult Bill has been referred to the Senate State Government Committee and scheduled for a sponsor hearing tomorrow!

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Pharmacist Consult Legislation Introduced in Ohio Senate SB 141 PHARMACIST A…

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Pharmacist Consult Legislation Introduced in Ohio Senate

SB 141
PHARMACIST AGREEMENTS (Burke, D., Manning, G.) To revise the laws governing pharmacist consult agreements and the laws governing the circumstances under which a pharmacist may dispense or sell a drug without a prescription.

COHCA has been actively involved with this legislation and supports its passage.

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NPs and Pharmacists collaborating in new Nurse-led clinic New Nurse-led Clinic…

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NPs and Pharmacists collaborating in new Nurse-led clinic

New Nurse-led Clinic Opens in Minnesota
A new nurse-led clinic was recently launched by the University of Minnesota. The opening of the clinic was made possible by a recent change in Minnesota state law that now allows advanced practice registered nurses to practice independently. The clinic is one of approximately 250 clinics in the country that operate without a physician’s oversight and will offer primary care services provided by family nurse ...

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