Please see the following bills that the North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association (NDNPA) supports:
SENATE BILL NO. 2138- Special hunting permits
• A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 10 of section 20.1-02-05 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to allowing advanced practice registered nurses to verify the physical conditions necessary for special hunting permits to be issued to individuals to shoot from stationary motor vehicles.
• NDNPA testified in favor January 17th –Senate Energy and Natural Resources
• Amended to include PA.
• January 23rd passed Senate 47-0, sent to the House.
• Introduced, first reading, referred to House Energy and Natural Resources Committee
• Committee hearing 2/28/2019 2:pm House Energy and Natural Resources Committee NDNPA did testify in favor
• There will be discussion this week to compare this bill with the crossbow
• Courtney Short did check with committee aid and this should come out of committee today or soon.
• 3/22/2019 Reported back, do pass,13-1-9, placed on calendar of the House
• 3/28/2019 Passed the House 90 yes/ 0 no
• 3/29/2019 Returned to the Senate
• 4/3/2019 Sent to the Governor to sign
• 4/10/2019 Filed with Secretary of State 04/09/2019
SENATE BILL NO. 2184- Definition of allied health care professional and health care provider with respect to workers' compensation claims and benefits.
• A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 7 of section 23-07.5-02, sections 65-01-02, 65-01-11, 65-01-15, 65-02-20, 65-02-21.1, 65-05-07, 65-05-08.1, and 65-05-08.3, subsections 5 and 12 of section 65-05-12.2, section 65-05-28, subsection 2 of section 65-05-29, section 65-05-30, subsection 3 of section 65-05-32, subsection 5 of section 65-05.1-01, subsection 6 of section 65-05.1-02, and subsection 1 of section 65-07-03 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the definition of allied health care professional and health care provider with respect to workers' compensation claims and benefits.
• NDNPA did testify in support on January 23rd 9:15am – Senate Industry, Business, and Labor. Out of committee do pass.
• January 24th passed Senate 47-0, sent to the House.
• 2/13/2019 introduced, first reading, referred to House Industry, Business and Labor Committee
• 3/4/2018 Committee hearing at 2pm, NDNPA did testify in favor
• Tim Wahlin, Lawyer for WSI did meet with Chairman Kieser to discuss wording on bill and looks like approved and should come out of committee this week
• 3/115/2018 Reported back, do pass, 13-0-1, placed on calendar of the House
• 3/22/2019 passed yes 84, no 2
• 3/25/2019Returned to the Senate
• 3/26/2019 Signed by Speaker
• 3/27/2019 Signed by President
• 3/28/2019 Sent to Governor
• 4/1/2019 Signed by Governor 3/28/2019
• 4/2/2019 Filed with Secretary of State 03/29/2019
HOUSE BILL NO.1126-Admission of residents to basic care facility and remain while on hospice.
• A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 23-09.3-08.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to basic care facility end-of-life services
• Sent to House Human Services Committee- Hearing scheduled for January 30th 9:15 am. NDNPA will testify in support.
• 1/31/2019 came out of committee Due pass 12-0-2
• Amended and accepted and place on calendar
• 2/6/2019 Passed the House yeas 92/ nays 0
• 2/7/2019 to the Senate- the State Department of health does not like the bill, they called me last Friday, I had them set up a meeting with hospice, Shelly Peterson from LTC, and basic care facilities. We met for over an hour on 2/11/2019. Trying to change working so the department of health will support.
• 2/7/2019 Senate received from the House
• 2/18/2019 Introduced, first reading, referred Human Services Committee
• 3/11/2019 Senate Committee hearing 9:45 NDNPA will be there to testify in favor
• 3/14/2019 Reported back Senate Committee amended do pass 6-0-0 put on calendar and if passes will have to go to conference committee due to amendments.
• 3/18/2019 passed the Senate yeas 46 and nays 0,
• 3/19/2019 returned to the House due to amendments different, for their consideration
• 4/2/2019 concurred and passed yeas 90/nays 0
• 4/3/2019 signed by President
• 4/5/2019 Signed by Speaker, sent to the Governor House
• 4/9/2019 House Signed by the Governor 4/8/2019
• 4/10/2019 Filed with Secretary of State 04/09/2019
House Bill 1175 PA bill
Did pass House and Senate and sent to the Governor.
HOUSE BILL NO.1509-Paid family medical leave
• A BILL for an Act to create and enact chapter 65-05.3 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to a paid family medical leave program; to provide an appropriation; and to provide for a transfer.
• Referred to House Industry, Business, and Labor. Will testify January 28th at 2:30pm
• Out of committee do not pass 9-3-2 place on calendar
• 2/5/2019 failed the House 17 yeas/ 75 nays
HOUSE BILL NO.1456-Compensable Injury
• A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 65-01, a new section to chapter
65-05, a new section to chapter 65-06, and a new section to chapter 65-10 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to presumption of the treating physician, presumption of compensability, and disputing the denial of a claim; and to amend and reenact subsection 10 of section
65-01-02, and sections 65-06-03, 65-10-01, and 65-10-03 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the definition of a compensable injury, how compensation benefits are determined, and the cost of an appeal.
• Will recommend changing physician to health care provider.
• Referred to House Business, Industry, and Labor. Hearing schedule for January 29th at 8:00am.
• Spoke to Tim Wahlin, we do not need to testify. The language change will take care of itself because of changes made in SB 2184.
• 1/3/2019 came out of committee do not pass 6-5-3.
• 1/31/2019 Referred to House Industry/Business/Labor
• 2/6/2019 Reported back do not pass 9-5-0
• 2/8/2019 Failed to Pass House yeas 17-nays 71
SENATE BILL NO.2233- Infertility care and cancer preservation
• A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 26.1-36 and a new section to chapter 54-52.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to health insurance coverage for infertility treatment; and to provide for application.
• NDNPA did testify in favor January 22nd 10:30am – Senate Industry, Business, and Labor.
• Cost analysis refused by Employee Benefits Committee. Will be sent back to Senate Industry, Business, and Labor committee. Communication has been made with chairman to keep bill moving forward.
• 2/14/2019 amendment adopted, placed on calendar, second reading, failed yeas 11/ nays 35
HOUSE BILL NO. 1508-Common process for applying to nursing programs
• A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 15-10 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to a common process for applying to nursing programs at state institutions of higher education.
• Was heard in committee January 21st at 3:30pm – House Education
• Reported back, do not pass, placed on calendar 8-6-0
• 2/12/2019 Second reading, failed to pass, yeas 16/ nays 77
HOUSE BILL NO.1063- Opioid therapy, benzodiazepine, and muscle relaxant duration limits -Termination of coverage.
• A BILL for an Act to create and enact section 65-05-40 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to duration limits for opioid therapy, benzodiazepine, and muscle relaxants; and to provide for application.
• Was heard in committee January 22nd 8:00am- House Business, Industry, and Labor.
• Section 3 on this bill was removed which improved the outlook from pain management.
• Nora Allen FNP from pain management at Sanford did send in testimony against this bill.
• 2/5/2019 Reported back amended, do pass,
• 2/6/2019 Amendment adopted, placed on the calendar
• 2/11/2019 Second reading, failed to pass, yeas 44/nays 49
• A concurrent resolution requesting the Legislative Management to consider studying the feasibility and desirability of implementing a paid family leave program structured to be beneficial to both families and businesses, including an analysis of how to make the program financially sound while being affordable for families and businesses; and a review of the data on usage rates from other states that have programs, which state agency would be best suited to administer the program, and policies required to ensure program success. WHEREAS, the United States Family and Medical Leave Act guarantees twelve
• Legislative study for feasibility and desirability of implementing a paid family leave program
• Introduced first reading, refereed to Government and Veterans Affairs Committee
• NDNPA will testify in favor on 2/28/2019 9:15 at Government and Veterans Affairs Committee
• Reported back, do pass, placed on calendar 5-2-0
• 3/1/2019 Senate Second reading, failed to adopt
SENATE BILL NO. 2353-Relating to uniform regulation of occupations and professions
• A BILL for an Act to create and enact chapter 43-63 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to uniform regulation of occupations and professions; to amend and reenact subsection 4 of section 54-10-01 and section 54-10-27 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to duties of the state auditor; to provide a penalty; to provide for a legislative management study; and to provide an effective date.
• Referred to Senate Government and Veterans Affairs committee. Hearing was January 31st at 2:30pm. NDNPA did testify in opposition with an amendment to exclude nursing. This bill was sponsored by Senator J. Lee. Did speak with Senator Lee after the testimony, is concern there may be conflict with APRN compact. Much discuss and changes to come.
• 2/18/2019 reported back amended, do pass, amendment placed on calendar 7-0-0
second reading, passed yeas 42 nays 5
• 2/19/2019 House received from the Senate
• Introduced, first reading, referred to Government and Veterans Affairs Committee, this bill has been changed and is now asking to have this looked at as a legislative study
• 3/15/2019 House committee hearing 9:00 am, this is asking for a legislative study in the interim, will not go in and testify
• 3/25/2019 Committee hearing 11:00 BON will be there
• reported out of committee do not pass 13-0-1