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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Legislation in Maine
Last updated: April 2020

Introduction

Maine established advanced practice registered nursing in 1995 (see PL 1995, c. 379). This practice is defined in 32 MRS §2102(2-A) and (5-A). Advanced practice nursing is further governed by Title 32, Chapter 31, numerous other statutes, and rules promulgated by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. This legislative history includes proposed and enacted legislation from 1995 to present related to the regulation, scope of practice, and insurance coverage of advanced practice registered nurses, specifically. It does not include legislation that refers only to certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, etc.






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Year LD Amendments Final Disposition Legislative Record
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History
1995 LD 948

An Act to Provide Greater Access to Health Care
Enacted with amendments:

S-279
S-304
PL 1995, c. 379 Senate, June 19, 1995
p. S-1211-S-1216

Senate, June 23, 1995
p. S-1310-S-1314

House, June 26, 1995
p. H-1304-H-1313

House, June 26, 1995
p. H-1336-H-1341

Senate, June 28, 1995
p. S-1443-S-1445
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
1995 LD 1300

An Act Concerning the Practice of Professional Nursing
N/A ONTP No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
1997 LD 1063

An Act Allowing Registered Nurses Employed by Licensed Home Health Care Agencies to Possess and Administer Certain Noncontrolled Prescription Drugs under Certain Conditions
Enacted with amendment:

S-67
PL 1997, c. 109 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
1999 LD 857

An Act Concerning Certified Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives as Primary Care Providers
Enacted with amendment:

H-630
PL 1999, c. 396 Senate, May 24, 1999
p. S-1197
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
1999 LD 992

An Act to Establish Parity for Patients of Certified Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives
N/A ONTP No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2001 LD 588

An Act Concerning Nurses in Advanced Practice
N/A ONTP No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2002 LD 361

An Act to Adopt the Model Business Corporation Act in Maine
Enacted with amendment:

H-1037
PL 2001, c. 640 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2002 LD 2105

An Act to Enact the Maine Professional Service Corporation Act
N/A ONTP No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2005 LD 697

An Act To Clarify Reporting Responsibilities to Licensing Boards
Enacted with amendment:

S-130
PL 2005, c. 221 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2005 LD 809

An Act To Facilitate Testimony in Workers' Compensation Proceedings
Enacted with amendment:

H-146
PL 2005, c. 99 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2005 LD 1568

An Act To Allow Nurse Practitioners To Sign Death Certificates
Enacted with amendment:

H-594
 PL 2005, c. 359 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2006 LD 1839

An Act To Clarify the Accountability of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
N/A ONTP No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2007 LD 981

An Act Concerning the Supervision of Nursing Support Staff
N/A PL 2007, c. 197 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2007 LD 1598

An Act To Grant Supervisory Privileges to Qualified Independent Nurse Practitioners
Enacted with amendment:

H-386
PL 2007, c. 316 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2008 LD 1986

An Act To Expand the Pool of Qualified Mental Health Examiners for Purposes of Involuntary Treatment
Enacted with amendment:

S-396
PL 2007, c. 472 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2008 LD 2024

An Act To Clarify the Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Enacted with amendment:

H-694
PL 2007, c. 498 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2010 LD 1617

An Act Enabling Expedited Partner Therapy
Enacted with amendment:

H-653
PL 2009, c. 533 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2010 LD 1702

An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
N/A PL 2009, c. 512 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2011 LD 1472

An Act To Create the State Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Board
Proposed amendment:

S-137
ONTP No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2011 LD 1501

An Act To Reduce Opioid Overprescription, Overuse and Abuse
Enacted with amendment:

H-542
Res. 2011, c. 81 House, January 31, 2012
p. H-1132
Report:  LD 1501 Workgroup. Substance Abuse Services Commission Report on: LD 1501 Resolve (Dec. 2011)

Committee File:
  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2012 LD 1692

An Act To Clarify Case Management Supervision Authority and Ensure Access to Case Management Services
Proposed amendment:

H-782
Indefinitely postponed No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2012 LD 1816

An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Streamline and Prioritize Core Government Services Task Force for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2012 and June 30, 2013 and To Make Certain Other Allocations and Appropriations and Changes to the Law Necessary to the Operation of State Government
Enacted with amendment:

H-707
PL 2011, c. 477 House, February 16, 2012
p. H-1157-H-1165

House, February 16, 2012
p. H-1166

Senate, February 16, 2012
p. S-1711-S-1717

Senate, February 16, 2012
p. S-1717-S-1724

Senate, February 23, 2012
p. S-1745-S-1746
Report:  Report of the LD 1816 Section W-1 Adult Developmental Services Work Group (Feb. 2013)

Report: 
Biennial Plan for Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism: 2013-2014 (Dec. 2013)

Committee File:
  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2014 LD 1727

An Act To Establish Guidelines for the Stocking and Administration of Epinephrine in Schools
Enacted with amendment:

H-779
PL 2013, c. 526 No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2014 LD 1739

An Act To Amend the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act
Enacted with amendments:

H-713
H-732
PL 2013, c. 516 House, March 24, 2014
p. H-1661-H-1662
Report:  Medical Use of Marijuana Program January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014 (June 2015)

Report Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015: Annual Report to the Maine State Legislature (Aug. 2016)

Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2015 LD 970

An Act Regarding Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Requirements
Proposed amendments:

S-176
S-211
Died between houses Senate, June 8, 2015
p. S-867-S-872

Senate, June 9, 2015
p. S-913-S-914

Senate, June 15, 2015
p. S-1026-S-1029
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2017 LD 538

An Act To Allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Who Have Attained Certain Degrees To Use the Title of Doctor
Proposed amendment:

H-50
ONTP No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2018 LD 1763

An Act To Authorize Certain Health Care Professionals Who Are Not Physicians To Perform Abortions
N/A Died on adjournment No debate. News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2019 LD 340

An Act To Establish a Temporary Terminal Condition Medical Allowance for Lobster and Crab Fishing License Holders
Enacted with amendment:

H-70
PL 2019, c. 68 Not yet available. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. N/A
2019 LD 1256

An Act To Provide a Health Care Preceptor Tax Credit
Proposed amendment:

H-331
Carried over Not yet available. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. N/A
2019 LD 1261

An Act To Authorize Certain Health Care Professionals To Perform Abortions
N/A PL 2019, c. 262 Not yet available. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. N/A
2019 LD 1277

An Act To Require the Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention To Be Credentialed
Enacted with amendments:

S-101
S-339
PL 2019, c. 523 Not yet available. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. N/A
2020 LD 1660

An Act To Improve Access to Physician Assistant Care
Enacted with amendments:

S-432
S-444
PL 2019, c. 627 Not yet available. N/A N/A
2020 LD 1938

An Act Concerning MaineCare Coverage for Donor Breast Milk
Proposed amendment:

H-706
Carried over Not yet available. N/A N/A