Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Mississippi  Government Affairs

State Coordinator

Beth Gasson
(601) 209-2462

Regional Coordinator

Pat Darnell

RN Circulator Laws and Language

Hospital: None
ASC: None

Registered Nurse First Assistants (RNFAs)

Reimbursement:  None
Definition:  Mississippi Board of Nursing, Frequently Asked Questions The appropriately prepared registered nurse may function in the role of RNFA according to the position statement adopted by the AORN.
Scope:  Mississippi Board of Nursing, Frequently Asked Questions The appropriately prepared registered nurse may function in the role of RNFA according to the position statement adopted by the AORN. The Board has determined two tasks, suturing and procurement of the saphenous vein, belong solely to the RNFA. As additional education and education are required to obtain the necessary technical skills and knowledge to function as the assistant to the surgeon during an operation, advanced surgical assisting skills are outside the scope of practice the registered nurse.

Legislative Tracking

MS H 1284 — 2014 State Board of Medical Licensure
Would have required the state board of medicine to include a non-voting Nurse Practitioner
Comments
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2014/pdf/history/HB/HB1284.xml 
Sponsor(s):
McLeod 
General Topic:
Education Funding 
Status:
02/04/2014: Died in committee 
MS H 204 — 2014 Nursing Schools and Programs
Nursing schools with increased enrollment eligible for increased funding
Comments
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2014/pdf/history/HB/HB0204.xml 
Sponsor(s):
Scott, O 
General Topic:
Education Funding 
Status:
01/13/2014: To House committee on Universties and Colleges and House committee on Appropriations 
MS HB1562 — 2014 Income Tax Exemption
Entitled the Mississippi critical physician and nurse shortage incentive act of 2014; provides that the gross income of newly licensed physicians and nurses practicing medicine in critical physician shortage areas shall not include any income derived from providing medical services in critical physician shortage areas; provides that the exemption from gross income authorized by this act may be utilized by the qualifying physician or nurse for ten consecutive years
Comments
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2014/pdf/history/HB/HB1562.xml 
Sponsor(s):
Mayo (R) 
General Topic:
Education Funding 
Status:
2/19/2014 Passed House; 2/21/2014 To Senate Finance Committee 
MS HB 1563 — 2014 Income Tax Exemption
Entitled the Mississippi critical physician and nurse practitioner shortage incentive act of 2014; provides that the gross income of newly licensed physicians and nurse practitioners practicing medicine and residing in critical physician shortage areas shall not include any income in excess of $100,000.00 derived from providing medical services in critical physician shortage areas; provides that the exemption from gross income authorized by this section may be utilized by the qualifying physician or nurse.
Comments
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2014/pdf/history/HB/HB1563.xml 
Sponsor(s):
Smith  
General Topic:
Education Funding 
Status:
2/26/14 Died in Committee 

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