Georgia NPs out of luck.....again

  1. Well another session of the Georgia Legislature has ended without Georgia APRNs being granted presciptive privileges again, as it does every year. My state now has the dubious honor of being the only state in the nation in which NPs do not have prescriptive privileges. The bill was introduced and went to committee or something. The word is that the predominately Republican legislature wanted to punish the Dems and the Dem lieutenant governor so they would not pass most their bills. I am so disgusted and embarrassed. Oh but they did spend hours and days and weeks debating on a state flag and managed to get a new one. Now that's important!
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  3. by   VickyRN
    my state now has the dubious honor of being the only state in the nation in which nps do not have prescriptive privileges.
    how disgraceful!!!! as a nurse, i am highly insulted!!! why don't we all-nurses subscribers start an email and letter-writing campaign to the georgia state legislature and also major georgia newspapers!!!???? let's show them our clout and not take this lying down!!!
    sharon, do you have any emails or addresses???
  4. by   EmeraldNYL
    Totally agree with Vicky, let's slam them with angry letters!!!
  5. by   CseMgr1
    Another example of our "good 'ole boy" state. Why am I NOT surprised???
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    FRom Georia Nurses Assoc Legislative links page:

    The Georgia General Assembly is in session from January though March each year.

    Current Legislation:

    SB 36: This is the APRN prescribing bill. Dr. Thomas, Chair of the Health and Human Service Committee has promised to hold a hearing on the bill next week.

    Each of these bills can be read in their entirety at

    You may also go to GNA Lobbyist, Demetrius Mazacoufa's, web page (, click on the Legal/Lobby Link, and go to the House or Senate links found there to give you access to a variety of legislative information -- from bills, committee membership, legislator addresses, etc.

    Let's Contact GNA Lobbyist to see how we can help for the next session!
  7. by   SharonH, RN
    Thanks for the info Karen, as always helpful and informative. I hope we can turn this thing around next year.

    Oh and for accuracy's sake, I should state that here in GA, Dems have controlled the legislature for years and they never would pass the bill so I don't want to make look like it is one political party's fault. It is more of that good ole boys' network that CseMgr1 mentioned.
  8. by   VickyRN
    Thanks, Karen!!!