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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Nursing bill signed into law

  • Legislation that would make it easier for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses coming from other states to practice in Oklahoma has been signed into law.
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  • Legislation that would make it easier for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses coming from other states to practice in Oklahoma has been signed into law.
     
    House Bill 1461, by state Rep. Pat Ownbey, requires all individuals seeking a license to submit a criminal background check, but also allows the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to issue prescriptive authority to APRN-CNPs, APRN-CNSs and APRN-CNMs of another state if they meet Oklahoma’s requirements.
     
    “Oklahoma needs more health care professionals in Oklahoma and one policy area that I have focused on while at the Legislature has been making it easier for health care professionals to come and practice in our state,” said Ownbey, R-Ardmore. “This bill deals specifically with Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. It simply makes it easier for them to come and practice here.”
     
    The legislation will take effect Nov. 1.
     
     

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