Advocacy

During the current legislative session (2021) of the NC General Assembly, NCOMA has opposed the following legislation and issued Action Alerts to Members:

SB 249/HB 277 - The SAVE Act.  This scope of practice bill proposes the following.  

  • Includes nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists within the definition of “advanced practice registered nurse.”  
  • Removes the limitation against prescribing a medical treatment or making a medical diagnosis except under physician supervision from the definition of the practice of nursing by a registered nurse.

You can read the letters sent to the House and Senate Committee Chairs from the AOA and NCOMA:  House Committee Chair and Senate Committee Chair

HB 93- Require Naloxone with Opioid Scripts.  This bill would require physicians to prescribe an opioid antagonist, such as Naloxone, when prescribing opioid medications for patients.  NCOMA signed on to a letter of opposition in March.  You can read the letter here.