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TNA Legislative Report January 23, 2012

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TNA Legislative Report

January 23, 2012

 

 

On January 10, 2012, House and Senate members converged on Capitol Hill in order to begin the second session of the 107th Tennessee General Assembly. The first order of business was the matter of debating and final approval of a new legislative redistricting plan. Bills addressing this issue have been approved by both houses and will soon become enacted as public chapters. That being said, legislators are now busy focusing on new legislation and bills remaining from the 2011 session.     

 

In an effort to streamline weekly legislative reports, only bills having a direct impact on the nursing profession and bills having direct impact on the health and healthcare of all Tennesseans will be reported as they are calendared and acted on. As in the past, when necessary, Legislative Alerts will continue to be distributed to the membership for immediate action and participation.

 

To view bills in their entirety go to:      http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/billsearch/BillSearch.aspx

 

The following is a preliminary list of bills TNA will be following this legislative session.

 

SB2658 Assault and aggravated assault against health care provider. –TNA SPONSORED LEGISLATION

Sponsors

Sen. Tim Barnes

Description

State Summary: As introduced, increases the punishment for assault and aggravated assault against health care providers. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13.

Senate Status

None

House Status

None

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 13, relative to assaultive offenses.

 

SB2275 / HB2558 Cosmetic or aesthetic procedures, treatments redefined.

Sponsors

Sen. Jim Tracy / Rep. Mike Sparks

Description

State Summary: As introduced, redefines the regulations physicians and those working under a physicians' supervision must follow when performing cosmetic or aesthetic procedures or treatments. - Amends TCA Title 63.

Senate Status

01/13/2012 - Referred to Senate Health & Welfare.

House Status

01/13/2012 - House companion bill introduced. (H: Sparks)

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, relative to outpatient cosmetic or aesthetic medical procedures or treatments.

SB2313 / HB2516 Board of nursing - sunset.

Sponsors

Sen. Mike Bell / Rep. Jim Cobb

Description

State Summary: As introduced, extends board of nursing, 2014; revises membership of board. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 29 and Title 63, Chapter 7.

Senate Status

01/13/2012 - Referred to Senate Government Operations.

House Status

01/12/2012 - House companion bill introduced. (H: )

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 29 and Title 63, Chapter 7, relative to the board of nursing.

SB2406 Adoption of rules regulating nurse practitioners.

Sponsors

Sen. Randy McNally

Description

State Summary: As introduced, eliminates requirement that the board of medical examiners and the board of nursing jointly adopt rules to regulate supervision of nurse practitioners; deletes provision prohibiting interpretation of an advanced practice nurse statute as altering or changing the law as it existed on May 22, 2002. - Amends TCA Title 63.

Senate Status

01/18/2012 - Referred to Senate Health & Welfare Committee.

House Status

None

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, relative to advanced practice nurses.

SB2407 / HB2569 Doctor shopping laws expanded.

Sponsors

Sen. Randy McNally / Rep. Bill Dunn

Description

State Summary: As introduced, expands responsibility to report under "doctor shopping" laws; permits hospitals access to database for certain purposes and immunizes them from liability; requires photo identification for persons picking up prescriptions; allows federal law enforcement to access database without warrant; requires real-time access for law enforcement and pharmacists; requires pain clinics to be owned by Tennessee doctors or hospitals; penalizes interference with pharmacists' decisions to fill prescriptions; requires methadone clinics to query database. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4; Title 53, Chapter 10, Part 3; Title 53, Chapter 11, Part 3; Section 53-11-402; Title 63, Chapter 1, Part 3; Title 63, Chapter 10, Part 2 and Title 71, Chapter 5, Part 26.

Senate Status

01/18/2012 - Referred to Senate Judiciary.

House Status

None

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4; Title 53, Chapter 10, Part 3; Title 53, Chapter 11, Part 3; Section 53-11-402; Title 63, Chapter 1, Part 3; Title 63, Chapter 10, Part 2 and Title 71, Chapter 5, Part 26, relative to the monitoring and reporting of persons obtaining or attempting to obtain controlled substances.

SB2416 / HB2568 Drug overdose reporting requirements established.

Sponsors

Sen. Randy McNally / Rep. Bill Dunn

Description

State Summary: As introduced, requires the board for licensing health care facilities to establish a protocol by rule for hospitals, community health centers and clinics to report drug overdoses by January 1, 2013. - Amends TCA Title 63 and Title 68.

Senate Status

01/18/2012 - Referred to Senate Health & Welfare Committee.

House Status

None

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63 and Title 68, relative to reporting protocols for drug overdoses.

SB2419 / HB2573 Federal drug indictment - emergency suspension of healthcare practitioners.

Sponsors

Sen. Randy McNally / Rep. Bill Dunn

Description

State Summary: As introduced, permits the commissioner of health or certain licensing boards to suspend on an emergency basis the license of a practitioner who is under any state or federal indictment involving controlled substances. - Amends TCA Title 63.

Senate Status

01/18/2012 - Referred to Senate Health & Welfare Committee.

House Status

None

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, relative to suspension of certain licenses.

HB2503 Confidentiality of medical records.

Sponsors

Rep. Bob Ramsey

Description

State Summary: As introduced, specifically includes provider-specific prescribing data within the confidentiality granted to medical records. - Amends TCA Title 63, Chapter 2.

Senate Status

None

House Status

None

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 2, relative to medical records.

HB2792 Use of telemedicine to provide abortion services.

Sponsors

Rep. Matthew Hill

Description

State Summary: As introduced, changes from "January 1, 2013" to "July 1, 2012" the effective date of Chapter 434 of the Public Acts of 2011, which prohibits physicians from utilizing telemedicine to provide abortion services. - Amends TCA Title 63 and Chapter 434 of the Public Acts of 2011.

Senate Status

None

House Status

None

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63 and Chapter 434 of the Public Acts of 2011, relative to utilization of telemedicine in performing abortion services.

HB2801 Supervision - performance of hormone replacement therapy.

Sponsors

Rep. Phillip Johnson

Description

State Summary: As introduced, expands the board's authority to deny, suspend or revoke a license for any physicians supervising an unlicensed or non-physician performing hormone replacement therapy. - Amends TCA Title 63.

Senate Status

None

House Status

None

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, relative to hormone replacement therapy.

SB2191 / HB2745 Prescribing of drugs by pain management clinics.

Sponsors

Sen. Steve Southerland / Rep. David B. Hawk

Description

Limits pain management clinics and their providers in giving or prescribing opioids, benzodiazepine, barbiturates, or carisoprodol, but not including suboxone. Dosage cannot exceed the manufacturer's recommended dosage over a 30-day period.

Senate Status

01/13/2012 - Referred to Senate Health & Welfare Committee.

House Status

01/18/2012 - House companion bill introduced. (H: Hawk)

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39; Title 53; Title 63 and Title 68, relative to pain management clinics.

SB2253 / HB2391 TN Prescription Safety Act of 2012.

Sponsors

Sen. Mark S. Norris / Rep. Gerald McCormick

Description

State Summary: As introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Prescription Safety Act of 2012." - Amends TCA Title 53, Chapter 10, Part 3; Title 53, Chapter 11, Part 3; Title 53, Chapter 11, Part 4 and Title 63, Chapter 1, Part 3. (Part of Administration Package 2012)

Senate Status

01/13/2012 - Referred to Senate Judiciary.

House Status

None

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 53, Chapter 10, Part 3; Title 53, Chapter 11, Part 3; Title 53, Chapter 11, Part 4 and Title 63, Chapter 1, Part 3, relative to controlled substance database, criminal penalties and enforcement of narcotic drugs and drug control.

SB2531 Check of controlled substances database before prescribing.

Sponsors

Sen. Ken Yager

Description

State Summary: As introduced, requires health care practitioners who are authorized to prescribe controlled substances to query the controlled substance database concerning the prescription history of certain persons and to make appropriate reports. - Amends TCA Title 53 and Title 63.

Senate Status

01/19/2012 - Introduced in the Senate 01/19/2012

House Status

None

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 53 and Title 63, relative to the controlled substances database.

SB2540 / HB2662 No helmet required for motorcycle drivers 21 and over.

Sponsors

Sen. Mike Bell / Rep. Judd Matheny

Description

State Summary: As introduced, permits motorcycle drivers and passengers, 21 years or older, to refrain from wearing a crash helmet with a health care coverage limit of at least $15,000. - Amends TCA Section 55-9-302.

Senate Status

01/19/2012 - Introduced in the Senate 01/19/2012

House Status

None

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 55-9-302, relative to optional crash helmets.

SB2541 / HB2661 Riding of motorcycle without helmet - 21 years or older.

Sponsors

Sen. Mike Bell / Rep. Judd Matheny

Description

State Summary: As introduced, removes the requirement that any driver or passenger of a motorcycle 21 years of age or older wear a motorcycle helmet. - Amends TCA Section 55-9-302.

Senate Status

01/19/2012 - Introduced in the Senate 01/19/2012

House Status

None

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 55-9-302, to enact the "Motorcyclist Liberty Restoration Act".

SB2558 / HB2642 Requires physicians to report meth injuries.

Sponsors

Sen. Bill Ketron / Rep. Charles Curtiss

Description

State Summary: As introduced, clarifies that physicians must report injuries or wounds arising out of methamphetamine laboratory incidents to law enforcement; provides immunity from liability for good faith reports. - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 63 and Title 68.

Senate Status

01/19/2012 - Introduced in the Senate 01/19/2012

House Status

01/19/2012 - Introduced in the House.

Caption

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38; Title 63 and Title 68, relative to reporting of injuries related to methamphetamine.

SB2559 / HB2664 Reporting of injuries from female genital mutilation.

Sponsors

Sen. Bill Ketron / Rep. Jeremy Faison