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AB 2348 - Authorizes Registered Nurses to Dispense Contraceptives - Key Vote

California Key Votes

Elaine Alquist voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Elaine Alquist made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Registered Nurses to Dispense Contraceptives

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (46-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Registered Nurses to Dispense Contraceptives

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that authorizes registered nurses to dispense contraceptives.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes registered nurses working in licensed primary care clinics to dispense contraceptive drugs or devices upon prescription by any of the following, whereas existing law requires a licensed physician to prescribe the medication (Sec. 1):
    • A physician;
    • A nurse practitioner;
    • A nurse-midwife; or
    • A physician’s assistant.
  • Requires a physician, nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, or a physician’s assistant to evaluate a patient who has exclusively seen a registered nurse for 3 consecutive years before continuing the use of any contraceptive (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes a registered nurse to dispense and administer FDA-approved hormonal contraceptives (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (23-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Registered Nurses to Dispense Contraceptives

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes registered nurses to dispense contraceptives.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes registered nurses working in licensed primary care clinics to dispense contraceptive drugs or devices upon prescription by any of the following, whereas existing law requires a licensed physician to prescribe the medication (Sec. 1):
    • A physician;
    • A nurse practitioner;
    • A nurse-midwife; or
    • A physician’s assistant.
  • Requires a physician, nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, or a physician’s assistant to evaluate a patient who has exclusively seen a registered nurse for 3 consecutive years before continuing the use of any contraceptive (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes a registered nurse to dispense and administer FDA-approved hormonal contraceptives (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (44-28) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Registered Nurses to Dispense Contraceptives

Sponsors

  • Holly J. Mitchell (CA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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