Tuesday, January 29, 2019

New Statutory Powers for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

On October 1, 2018, a new law became effective as it applies to 

certain advanced directives. The change gives advanced practice

registered nurses the authority to perform certain functions that could

previously only be performed by physicians.

Public Act 18-168 (“the Act”) defines an advanced practice registered

nurse (a/k/a APRN) to mean an advanced practice registered nurse

licensed under Connecticut law who is selected by or assigned to a patient

and has the primary responsibility for the treatment and care of that patient.