AB 890

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jan 27, 2020
  • Passed Senate Aug 31, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 29, 2020

Nurse practitioners: scope of practice: practice without standardized procedures.

Abstract

Existing law, the Nursing Practice Act, provides for the certification and regulation of nurse practitioners by the Board of Registered Nursing. Existing law authorizes the implementation of standardized procedures that authorize a nurse practitioner to perform certain acts that are in addition to other authorized practices, including certifying disability after performing a physical examination and collaboration with a physician and surgeon. A violation of the act is a misdemeanor. This bill would establish the Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee to advise and give recommendations to the board on matters relating to nurse practitioners. The bill would require the committee to provide recommendations or guidance to the board when the board is considering disciplinary action against a nurse practitioner. The bill would require the board, by regulation, to define minimum standards for a nurse practitioner to transition to practice independently. The bill would authorize a nurse practitioner who meets certain education, experience, and certification requirements to perform, in certain settings or organizations, specified functions without standardized procedures, including ordering, performing, and interpreting diagnostic procedures, certifying disability, and prescribing, administering, dispensing, and furnishing controlled substances. The bill, beginning January 1, 2023, would also authorize a nurse practitioner to perform those functions without standardized procedures outside of specified settings or organizations in accordance with specified conditions and requirements if the nurse practitioner holds an active certification issued by the board. The bill would require the board to issue that certification to a nurse practitioner who meets additional specified education and experience requirements, and would authorize the board to charge a fee for the cost of issuing the certificate. The bill would also require the board to request the department's Office of Professional Examination Services, or an equivalent organization, to perform an occupational analysis of nurse practitioners performing certain functions. The bill would require the occupational analysis to be completed by January 1, 2023. The bill would require the board to take specified measures to identify and assess competencies. The bill would require the board to identify and develop a supplemental examination for licensees if needed based on the assessment, as provided. Existing law makes it unlawful for specified healing arts practitioners, including physicians and surgeons, psychologists, and acupuncturists, to refer a person for certain services, including laboratory, diagnostic nuclear medicine, and physical therapy, if the physician and surgeon or their immediate family has a financial interest with the person or in the entity that receives the referral. A violation of those provisions is a misdemeanor and subject to specified civil penalties and disciplinary action. This bill would make those provisions applicable to a nurse practitioner practicing pursuant to the bill's provisions. Existing law requires certain peer review organizations responsible for reviewing the medical care provided by specified healing arts licentiates to file with the relevant agency an "805 report," which is a report of certain adverse actions taken against a licentiate for a medical disciplinary cause or reason. Existing law exempts a peer review body from the requirement to file an 805 report for an action taken as a result of a revocation or suspension, without stay, of a physician and surgeon's license by the Medical Board of California or a licensing agency of another state. Existing law requires the licensing agency to disclose, among other things, a copy of any 805 report of a licensee upon a request made by specified institutions prior to granting or renewing staff privileges for the licentiate. Existing law specifies certain penalties for failing to file an 805 report, and requires the action or proceeding to be brought by the Medical Board of California if the person who failed to file an 805 report is a licensed physician and surgeon. Existing law defines "licentiate" for those purposes. This bill would include as a licentiate a nurse practitioner practicing pursuant to the bill's provisions, and make conforming changes. The bill would exempt a peer review body from the requirement to file an 805 report for an action taken as a result of a revocation or suspension, without stay, of a nurse practitioner's license by the Board of Registered Nursing or a licensing agency of another state. The bill would require the action or proceeding to be brought by the Board of Registered Nursing if the person who failed to file an 805 report is a licensed nurse practitioner. Because the bill would expand the scope of crimes, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 650.01 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by SB 1237 to be operative only if this bill and SB 1237 are enacted and this bill is enacted last. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (23)

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Actions


Sep 29, 2020

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 265, Statutes of 2020.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 14, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Aug 31, 2020

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 27. Noes 3.).

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 53. Noes 1. Page 5469.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Ayes 57. Noes 15. Page 5466.)

Aug 29, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 28, 2020

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 26, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 25, 2020

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 24, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 20, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 4. Noes 2.) (August 20).

Aug 19, 2020

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Aug 13, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Aug 12, 2020

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 1.) (August 8).

Aug 06, 2020

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Jul 23, 2020

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Jun 23, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Jan 28, 2020

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jan 27, 2020

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 61. Noes 1. Page 3900.)

Assembly

Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Ayes 58. Noes 18. Page 3893.)

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jan 23, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (January 23).

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

May 16, 2019

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Assembly

Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. (Page 1760.)

May 15, 2019

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

May 13, 2019

Assembly

Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. (Page 1609.)

Apr 23, 2019

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 22, 2019

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 11, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (April 9).

Apr 04, 2019

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & P.

Apr 03, 2019

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on B. & P. Read second time and amended.

Mar 04, 2019

Assembly

Referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & P.

Feb 21, 2019

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 23.

Feb 20, 2019

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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02/20/19 - Introduced PDF
04/03/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/22/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
01/23/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/23/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/06/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/13/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/20/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/25/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/28/20 - Amended Senate PDF
09/04/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/29/20 - Chaptered PDF

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