Chapter 112 Section 80B, as amended by Chapter 260 of the Acts of 2020, is hereby amended by adding at the end of the seventh paragraph the following:
Said regulations shall further require an advance practice nurse who has independent practice authority, under sections 80E or 80H, to practice within a health care system and have clinical relationships with physicians that provide for consultation, collaborative management, or referral, as indicated by the health status of the patient. For purposes of this section, a clinical relationship shall mean a professional collaboration between an advance practice nurse and physician licensed by the Commonwealth and in the same specialty as the advanced practice nurse, that, within the health care system and as indicated by the health status of the patient, effectively provides for consultation, collaborative management or referral.
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