New Kentucky State Law Grants Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) Prescribing Authority

As reported by Modern Healthcare, a new Kentucky state law expanding prescribing authority for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) took effect on July 15, 2014. After years of debate, the law was the result of compromise on behalf of various stakeholders including the Kentucky Medical Association, Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians and the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives. The new law permits nurse practitioners to prescribe independently after they have prescribed under physician supervision for four years…. Read More >