California RNs given prescriptive authority!

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    Gov. Brown recently signed into law a bill allowing RNs, NPs, and CNMs to prescribe contraceptives. I wonder how the AMA will react? read about it here:http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...rescribe-pill/
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    Quote from SycamoreStudent
    Gov. Brown recently signed into law a bill allowing RNs, NPs, and CNMs to prescribe contraceptives. I wonder how the AMA will react? read about it here:Brown signs bill allowing nurses to prescribe pill | Fox News
    Ok so the title of the article said prescribe, the body of the article says authority to dispense. Not sure what the difference will be in practice.
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    Quote from SycamoreStudent
    Gov. Brown recently signed into law a bill allowing RNs, NPs, and CNMs to prescribe contraceptives. I wonder how the AMA will react? read about it here:http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...rescribe-pill/
    NPs and CNMs have had prescriptive authority for years. This isn't new. RNs having prescriptive authority? Read it again, it's authority to dispense; and to dispense birth control pills only.
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    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    NPs and CNMs have had prescriptive authority for years. This isn't new. RNs having prescriptive authority? Read it again, it's authority to dispense; and to dispense birth control pills only.
    technically they have "furnishing" authority in california. But, see my second post, they said "prescriptive authority" in the article title, and the refer to dispensing in the article. It's actually the authority to dispense any form of birth control; pills, patches, etc. It might not be a huge step but it is definitely a step.
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    Here's a clear understanding of the bill. Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. - Newsroom Assembly Bill 2348 by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) allows registered nurses (RNs) to dispense and administer hormonal contraceptives under a standardized procedure, as specified. It also allows RNs to dispense drugs and devices upon an order by a certified nurse-midwife (CNM), a nurse practitioner (NP), or a physician assistant (PA) while functioning within specified clinic settings.
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    Fox News loves to distort the truth. RN's can't prescribe the pill. This bill in no way allows that.
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    Quote from darlink
    Fox News loves to distort the truth. RN's can't prescribe the pill. This bill in no way allows that.
    All media distorts truth
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