Legislative UpdateRegarding legislation affecting Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
SC Senate Bill 613
This Bill authorizes APRNs to delegate tasks to a CMA, which can include the administration of meds, if the delegation is listed in the practice agreement. There are certain tasks that are NOT included in the bill and certain requirements that are necessary to be able to delegate. Please review the bill below for more details.
SC Senate Bill 712:
The purpose of the bill is to fund NP, CNM, PA and Med students in their last clinical year. In return, recipients are expected to “repay” the loan through service for 2 years in a primary care setting in rural areas or urban areas that have underserved populations (including mental health or primary care).
Pending Federal Legislation:
- The ability of NPs to order diabetic shoes. This bill has not yet been sponsored by any Federal legislator, according to SCNA (Bill S. 237/H. 808).
- Ability of NPs to order Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab (Bill H. 3911).
Please contact your SC state legislator to show your support for this pending legislation.
BILLS PASSED IN 2021
S.503/Act 55 – NPs are now authorized to order Home Health Services. For more information, please click here.
S.571/Act 22 – Requires prescribers to offer Naloxone Hydrochloride and provide overdose education. For more information, please
BILLS PASSED IN 2020:
H.4004/Act 89- The “Physician Order for Scope of Treatment (POST) Act. For more information, please click here.
BILLS PASSED IN 2019:
South Carolina bills 3821 and 4004 have passed. Below are the links for more information.