Legislation

H.1066 An Act providing signature authority for psychiatric nurse mental health clinical specialists

Type:  Nursing 

The legislation gives Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists the same authority that Nurse Practitioners currently have to sign certain patient health documents. Both Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, according to Massachusetts law and the Board of Registration in Nursing. Signatory authority will help make patient care more efficient and accessible.