United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia

SB 386 Is on the Calendar for a Senate Vote on Monday, March 5th

Posted about 7 years ago by Laura Searcy

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Senate bill 386 which removes the "only in life-threatening situations" restriction to APRN ordering of MRI's, CT and other nuclear medicine scans is scheduled to be heard and voted on in the full Senate on Monday, March 5th. 

Please contact your senators now!  Please contact by phone, fax, email  and ask them to support SB 386.  Remember when sending e-mail to put "Vote yes" for SB 386 in the subject line.  

Remember anyone from any area of Georgia can contact all of these Senators, but if you are a constituent, please let them know that.

Please call Senate offices and either give this message to their administrative assistant or leave on the machine:

I am an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse working in a (describe your clinical site {adult primary care, hospital acute care, specialty, rural clinic, etc.}. Please support SB 386 which will improve the quality of care to my patients. (see the attached letter and attached talking points  for specifics)

Please identify yourself accordingly if you live in the area of the state that they serve.

Any letters or calls from the physicians you work with, patients, or others who would support this bill would be extremely helpful.

Links to the Senators contact information can found at:


Please spread this request widely to all APRNs  and RN's immediately- please encourage your patients and physicians to contact the Senate in support of this bill.  Physicians from organized medical groups have already started contacting Senators in opposition to this bill. 

Please don’t let your Senators vote on Monday, without hearing YOUR important voice.


Thanks, MaryJane Lewitt

 MaryJane Lewitt, CNM, MN

Chair, Coalition of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses



Thanks, Laura Searcy

Laura Searcy APRN, BC, PNP

UAPRN Health Policy Director

Legislative Liaison, Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses


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