Thursday, March 3, 2016

Board of Medical Licensure agrees to ease Nurse Practitioner restrictions

The Senate recommitted the bill expanding the "Nurse Practitioner radius" from 15 to 75 miles in Mississippi.  Nurse Practitioners had not been allowed to work more than 15 miles from their supervising physician.  Senator Terry Burton announced the Board of Medical Licensure agreed to change its regulations to the 75-mile radius.  He said the new regulation will appear on the Board's website in 28 days.  Senator Burton also said there is currently no limit on how many Nurse Practitioners can be supervised by a physician.  There had been a common assumption that state law imposed such a limit but Senators Burton and Dean Kirty said the actual laws did not have a limit. Burton's bill was a committee substitute for a similar one sponsored by Senator Angela Hill.


Anonymous said...

I hope they have a cash price so people can run in there, get treatment and be on their way. I also hope they put plenty of these things near UMMC and just let us taxpayers foot the bill to keep the stumped toes out of the ER.

Anonymous said...

Point of clarification for your article: Plenty of nurse practitioners work further than 15 miles from their supervising physician. There is no restriction against that. The current rule, which appears to be changing soon based on your information, simply requires the physician to obtain permission from the Medical Board and provide details regarding the relationship.

Anonymous said...

Nurse practitioners should work under supervision. Period. Would you go to a NP if you had a serious illness? I wouldn't - and unfortunately, they aren't trained to recognize serious illness. If you don't know what you don't know, that makes you dangerous.

Anonymous said...

I would most likely just as soon have an NP as a mediocre guy like Easterling

From The Green Room said...

But, if you team Easterling up with Gallo, the combination would be immediately awesome. You wouldn't be cured but you'd be misinformed, politically.

Anonymous said...

It's Galli. Not Gallo.

Anonymous said...

11:22, seriously? I'm a nurse practitioner & amazingly, I can recognize both serious illness & stupidity.

Anonymous said...

Recognizing one and knowing what to do about it may, however, never intersect.

Anonymous said...

^^^8:57 - put in the same time a physician puts into training and education and maybe I would consider your claim seriously. As it is, if you want to be a doctor, get an MD.

Anonymous said...

A good NP knows their limitations. They know what they don't know and when to pass off to a physician. The NPs are regulated by the Nursing Board and the physicians by the Medical Board. Most NPs that are working in an stand alone clinic are not being supervised as they should.

It is difficult when the NB only has one investigator for the entire state. Overworked and underpaid, I'm sure.

Physicians do not understand the requirements although they are clearly spelled out in black and white of the Medical Board's regulations.

Anonymous said...

@7:26- Easterling, Gallo and, wait for it.....Gubna Bryant. The medical dream team.

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