Update -Task Force on School Safety Possible Impact on Licensure
Governor’s School Safety Taskforce
July 13, 2018
Dear esteemed colleagues:
Firstly, this is a call to membership. NAPNA is the only APRN organization that maintains a Nevada lobbyist to protect and support your practice. We are gearing up for another legislative session and there are several issues already queued up that will affect your practice. It is essential that we present to our legislature with strong member numbers. Griffin and Company works tirelessly to protect you.
The Governor’s Taskforce on School Safety met July 13. This was a taskforce convened to look for policy resolutions to improve school safety in light of the recent school shootings. Working groups proposed their first set of recommendations to the Governor with a full set of recommendations coming later this year. One of the recommendations included an Executive Order from the governor asking for licensing boards of physicians, PAs and APRNS to require 2 hrs. of CE on gun safety, self-harm and harm-to-others risk reduction. This is a one-time CE to be completed in the first two years from being initially licensed. Current licensed professionals must complete in their next licensing period.
NAPNA and Griffin will keep you updated as this develops, as well as all issues that affect your autonomous practice.
Cindy Pitlock DNP, CNM, APRN
Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association