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S.F. No. 527 - Modifications to the Nurse Practices Act
Author: Senator Mary Kiffmeyer
Prepared By: Katie Cavanor, Senate Counsel (651/296-3801)
Date: February 14, 2017


SF527 makes several modifications to the Nurse Practices Act.

Section 1(148.171, subd. 7b) adds a definition of “encumbered” to the act.

Section 2 (148.171, subd. 7c) moves the current definition of “intervention.”

Section 3 (148.211, subd. 1a) states that for a license, the applicant must have completed a graduate level APRN program that is acceptable to the board and for programs that are completed on or after January 1, 2016, the education program must include at least one graduate level course in the following areas: advanced physiology and pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics of all broad categories of agents; or the applicant must demonstrate compliance with the advanced practice nursing educational requirements that were in effect in Minnesota at the time the applicant completed the advanced practice nursing education program.

Section 4 (148.211, subd. 1c) permits the postgraduate collaborative agreement between a nurse practitioner to be with a physician who is either licensed under chapter 147 or in another state of United States territory.

Section 5 (148.211, subd. 2) modifies the licensure by endorsement by stating that the board will issue a license without examination to an applicant who is licensed in another state, territory, or country if the applicant has the qualifications equivalent to the qualifications required in this state at the time the applicant completed the nursing education program.

Section 6 repeals two outdated sections.




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