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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1661         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1477

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul J. Donato

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to streamline health care services by allowing nurse practitioners to verify medical papers and records.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Susan C. Fargo

 

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Stephen Stat Smith

28th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1661        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1477

By Mr. Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1477) of Paul J. Donato and others for legislation to permit nurse practitioners to endorse certain documents requiring the signature of a physician.  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to streamline health care services by allowing nurse practitioners to verify medical papers and records.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 official edition,

              is hereby amended by adding after Section 80H, the following new Section:-

              Section 80I. Global signature authority of a nurse practitioner.

              When a provision of law or rule requires a signature, certification, stamp, verification, affidavit or endorsement by a physician, that requirement may be fulfilled by a nurse practitioner practicing under section 80B of chapter 112.  This section may not be construed to expand the scope of practice of a nurse practitioner.

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