LEGAL ALERT: Recognition of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses by Michigan Statute

Public Act 499 of 2016, effective April 9, 2017, defines an "advanced practice registered nurse" ("APRN") as a registered professional nurse who has been granted a specialty certification by the Michigan Board of Nursing in one of the following health professions specialty fields: nurse midwifery, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist. By this definition, nurse anesthetists do not qualify as APRNs. However, this does not alter the Board of Nursing's specialty certification for nurse anesthetists.

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