H.R.258 - To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for mandatory coverage of services furnished by nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists under State Medicaid plans.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Richardson, Bill [D-NM-3] (Introduced 01/07/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||01/22/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.258 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/07/1997)
Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicaid coverage of services furnished by certified nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists which are authorized under State law to be performed by such a nurse, regardless of whether or not such services are performed under the supervision of a physician or other health care provider.
Defines "clinical nurse specialist" as an individual who: (1) is a registered nurse licensed to practice nursing in the State in which the individual furnishes services; and (2) has a master's degree in a clinical area of nursing from an accredited institution.