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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES RECOGNITION.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 457-8.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "457-8.5  Advanced practice registered nurse;
 
 
 5 shall grant recognition as an advanced practice registered nurse;
 
 6 provided the nurse has:
 
 7      (1)  A current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse
 
 8           in this State;
 
 9      (2)  An unencumbered license as a registered nurse in all
 
10           other states in which the nurse has a current and
 
11           active license;
 
12      (3)  An unencumbered recognition as an advanced practice
 
13           registered nurse or similar designation in all other
 
14           states in which the nurse has a current and active
 
15           recognition as an advanced practice registered nurse;
 
16     [(3)] (4)  A master's degree in nursing as specified in rules
 
17           adopted by the board or a current certification for
 
18           specialized and advanced nursing practice from a
 
19           national certifying body recognized by the board;
 

 
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 1           provided that certified nurse midwives shall have
 
 2           current certification from a national certifying body
 
 3           recognized by the board; and
 
 4     [(4)] (5)  Paid appropriate fees.
 
 5      (b)  The board shall grant recognition as an advanced
 
 6 practice registered nurse to a certified nurse midwife who meets
 
 7 the requirements of subsection (a).
 
 8      (c)  Any person who has [been recognized by] a current,
 
 9 unencumbered recognition from the board to practice as an
 
10 advanced practice registered nurse shall use the title "Advanced
 
11 Practice Registered Nurse" and the abbreviation "A.P.R.N.", or
 
12 specialty title and abbreviation in accordance with rules adopted
 
13 by the board.  No other person shall assume the title "nurse" or
 
14 in any manner imply that the person is a nurse except as defined
 
15 in section 457-2 or as provided in sections 457-7 and 457-8 or
 
16 use the abbreviation "A.P.R.N." or any other words, letter, sign,
 
17 or device to indicate that the person using the same is an
 
18 advanced practice registered nurse.  Nothing in this section
 
19 shall preclude a registered nurse who is not recognized by the
 
20 board as an advanced practice registered nurse and who is
 
21 currently certified by a national certifying body from using
 
22 another title designated by certification."
 

 
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 1      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
 2 New statutory material is underscored.
 
 3      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
 4 
 
 5                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________
 

 
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