SF 2203 gives the Board of Nursing authority to issue a limited nursing authorization to complete a clinical nurse refresher course. This is for nurses who have not held a valid license within the last five years. Limited authorization allows the nurse to be in a clinical environment for training required for licensing. Currently, 18 other states allow this. This provision is not expected to be widely used because most nurses don’t let their licenses expire.
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SF 2299 requires recognition from the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and requires the Iowa Department of Public Health to recognize comprehensive and primary stroke centers. This will help get stroke patients to the appropriate hospital in the shortest time.
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