To amend the District of Columbia Health Occupations Revision Act of 1985 to allow advanced practice registered nurses to sign, certify, stamp, or endorse all documents related to healthcare within the scope of their authorized practice.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Signature Authority Amendment Act of 2017".
Amend § 3-1206.04
Sec. 2. Section 604 of the District of Columbia Health Occupations Revision Act of 1985, effective March 25, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-99; D.C. Official Code § 3-1206.04), is amended as follows:
(a) Paragraph (3) is amended by striking the phrase "; and" and inserting a semicolon in its place.
(b) Paragraph (4) is amended by striking the period and inserting the phrase "; and" in its place.
(c) A new paragraph (5) is added to read as follows:
"(5) Sign, certify, stamp, or endorse all documents that require a signature by a physician, in place of a physician, provided it is within the scope of their authorized practice.".
Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).
Sec. 4. Effective date.
This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.