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Ala. nurse practitioners seek prescription power

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:12 am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate Health Committee has passed a bill that will allow nurse practitioners and nurse midwives to write prescriptions for certain controlled substances.

The committee's unanimous vote Wednesday sends the bill to the Senate for consideration.

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  • cbsboaz35957 posted at 11:20 pm on Thu, Feb 28, 2013.

    cbsboaz35957 Posts: 365

    Evidence that the nurses of this state must have one heck of a lobby. I've personally seen nurses violate the state dept. of public healths rules for skilled nursing facilities rules in regards to something as simple as breathing treatments and the state assembly wants to give them the ability to write scripts for controlled subtances???

    I've also seen them put liquor in nebulizers of patients which according to the American Association of Respiratory Care and the Commission of Accreditation is blatant malpractice and can easily be argued as being classified as a chemical restraint because the effects of liquor being inhaled directly into the bloodstream not being filtered by the digestive system is completely unstudied.

    Nurses have a generalized education as it pertains to the human body so I don't trust them to write scripts that only physicians should be allowed to write.

     

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