The S.C. General Assembly enacted Act P. 345 (Act No. 234 of 2018) which amends the S.C. Nurse Practice Act and the S.C. Medical Practice Act with respect to practice by Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (“APRNs”). The new law, which will come into effect on July 1, 2018, requires APRNs to continue to practice in collaboration with physicians. Instead of the current protocol, the necessary new document is a written practice agreement that meets the requirements of the new law. Barriers to practice must now be removed in order to improve access to care, control costs and improve outcomes – all of this has an impact on economic development and quality of life.Dr.
Stephanie Burgess, Dean Clinical and Associate Professor, University of South Carolina As South Carolina`s population continues to grow and age, the demand for basic services is increasing. One way to meet the needs of patients everywhere is to expand the pool of care providers by giving care practitioners full practical power (AAA). There is compelling evidence that PRs provide safe and effective health care, usually at a lower cost than physicians. In order to help our members reach practical agreements before July 1, the Academy makes available a template that provides a framework or starting point for the development of the required practice agreement. The presentation contains titles indicating the legal content of a practice agreement, with voice explanations, in order to support the understanding of this particular requirement of the new law. The presentation is followed by a memorandum containing additional information to assist in the use of the document. The proposal will be used to adapt the practice agreement for a specific working relationship between an APRN and the doctor, taking into account the practical environment and the training, training and experience of the APRN. Yes, every time I enter the local medical clinic in our local shelter.
I am there two days a week overseeing the Mental Health Scholars` clinical group in providing inclusive care to this incredibly vulnerable population. As a non-profit organization, the shelter has very limited resources, including human resources. Musc College of Nursing has a great partnership with the shelter, and I often wonder how much more we could do if the practical restrictions of the APRN were lifted. .