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The Nurse Practitioner Association was formed


First Annual Conference held in Albany, NY



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


NPs acquire full DEA controlled substances prescriptive authority


Emergency room practice and hospital coverage rights enacted


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


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


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


Association forms a Political Action Committee (PAC)


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


Respiratory Therapists can now accept orders from NPs


Clinical Lab Bill is passed


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


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


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

Valid Signature bill introduced within NYS Legislature


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


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


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


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


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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