Dayton signs bill giving some nurses more authority to practice medicine independently
SEE: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/13/dayton-signs-bill-giving-nurses-more-authority?from=health Lorna Benson · St. Paul, Minn. ·
Some highly-trained nurses in Minnesota will no longer be required to have a physician supervise their work.
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill that gives advanced practice registered nurses the authority to practice independently.
The licensing change, which takes effect Jan. 1, applies to nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and registered nurse anesthetists. That makes Minnesota the ninth state to grant full practice and prescribing autonomy to all four categories of advanced practice nurses.
The practice of medicine has been given to the nurses there-no oversight from the state medical board OR the great ABMS either. More reasons to take MOC and shove it! YOu don't NEED any education just permission from the state and THAT is now a nursing license!