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1980

The Nurse Practitioner Association was formed

1985

First Annual Conference held in Albany, NY

 

1988

Landmark legislation authorizing title and scope of practice for NPs in New York State

1992

NPs acquire full DEA controlled substances prescriptive authority

1992

Emergency room practice and hospital coverage rights enacted

1993

NP gain the ability to make referrals for physical and occupational therapy

1993

Medicaid reimbursement at 100% of the physician’s rate enacted

1997

Medicare reimbursement at 85% of the physician's rate enacted federally for all NPs

1998

Association forms a Political Action Committee (PAC)

2002

NP Practice Area Bill signed into law authorizing NPs to be school medical inspectors, perform routine biennial medical inspections of bus drivers, and other conforming legislative updates as a result of the 1998 NP law

2003

Respiratory Therapists can now accept orders from NPs

2004

Clinical Lab Bill is passed

2006

Medical Emergency Utility Services Bill and Handicap License Plates Bill signed into law authorizing NPs to certify patients for these services

2008

NPA first introduces legislation to remove Statutory Collaboration (Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act)

2010

NPs authorized to conduct eye examinations and sign loss of consciousness with NYS DMV

Valid Signature bill introduced within NYS Legislature

2011

Death Certificate Bill authorizing NPs to sign death certificates enacted

NPs included in NYSHIP Empire Plan providing 121,000 state employees and families with access to NPs

NPA invited to participate in Governor's Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT); removal of written practice agreement for NPs was among top MRT recommendations

2012

Mental Health Bill allowing psychiatric NPs to voluntarily admit patients introduced; Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act (NPMA) passes Assembly only

NPA invited to participate on Affordable Care Regional Advisory Committee

2013

Governor Cuomo proposes budgetary language that would eliminate the written practice agreement for NPs in certain settings; ultimately not included in final budget

2014

The Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act signed into law by Governor Cuomo as part of the 2014-15 NYS budget; to become effective January 1, 2015

2015

The NPA was invited to participate on Care Committee of Governor Cuomo's Ending of AIDS Epidemic Taskforce

NPA suppoted Meningitis bill signed into law requiring vaccinations for students entering 7th grade and then a booster in 12th grade

NPMA Clean Up bill signed into law making technical changes to select provisions of the law to reflect enacted NPMA by eliminating inappropriate references to the written practice agreement while also authorizing NPs to perform physical examinations for Barbers seeking licensure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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