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.