CRNA Sunrise Application Approved Unanimously
On Friday, December 16, 2017, the Certified Registered Nurse Anethesists (CRNAs) Sunrise Application was presented and approved by the AZ State Legislature Committee of Reference (COR). Said Senator Barto, COR Chair, "what a difference a year makes," referring to the 5.5 hours of testimony last year vs. the 6 minutes it took this year to hear testimony of Kelsey Lundy, lobbyist for our CRNAs and Steve Barclay, lobbyist for the Arizona Medical Association(ARMA). Last year ARMA spoke out very strongly against the CRNA portion of our bill. Said Mr. Barclay today in his testimony, "we recognize that nurses are very valuable in the delivery of health care. We need to work together with our nurses, and in the spirit of good faith we have been and will continue to meet with them to work on proposed legislation this upcoming session."
Be on the lookout for bills that will be introduced in the 2017 Legislative Session by our Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives and CRNAs.
Don't forget to sign up for Lobby Day on February 9th
For full information regarding the 2016 APRN Full Practice Authority Initiative, please visit the Top Issues Page.