The Joint Committee will meet tonight to discuss, approve/deny the final section of the proposed Rules Change that was proposed and discussed at the last JC meeting. The BON has agreed to Facebook Live Stream the meeting. The meeting begins at 1800. I do not anticipate that it will be a long meeting.
Peggy has negotiated the final sticking point of the ratio and approval for out-of-state NPs who have an out-of-state collaborating MD being able to practice within the state. These visits would be telehealth visits which would assist the patient from having to travel to the out-of-state clinic/hospital site. The NP/Collaborating MD would be responsible for following ALL Alabama BON/BME guidelines for collaborative practice no matter what state they reside in. This Rule Change would cover only established patients.
Once this Rule Change is discussed and voted on the meeting will conclude.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns!
D'Ann Somerall, DNP, FNP-BC