United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia

Advance Practice Advance Practice Nurses Score a Major Victory as SB 386 passes the Georgia State Senate

Posted almost 8 years ago by Laura Searcy

Advance Practice Nurses Score a Major Victory as SB 386 Passes    the Georgia State Senate

Thank you to all called and wrote your Senators, sent in examples of effects on patient care and in any way participated in this effort. Our bill to remove the “life threatening situation” restriction from APRN ordering of MRI, CT and Nuclear Medicine scans passed despite opposition from organized medicine. I have spoken to a number of Senators who voted for the bill who said that communication from the nurses in their districts at home was the deciding factor in their vote. SB 386 now “crosses over” to the Georgia House of Representatives, and the process from committee assignment to a floor vote starts all over. As there are fewer legislative days until the end of this year’s session, everyone’s help will be needed again. So…CELEBRATE today. And stay tuned because your efforts and all of support you can rally in your communities will be needed for ultimate success in getting this bill passed and signed by the Governor.

Please thank the Senators who supported us with their “Yea” vote

Bulloch, John (Republican)11 Ochlocknee                   Butler, Gloria S. (Democrat)55 Stone Mountain

Carter, Buddy (Republican)1 Pooler                            Carter, Jason (Democrat)42 Decatur

Chance, Ronnie (Republican)16 Tyrone                       Crane, Mike (Republican)28 Newnan   

Crosby, John (Republican)13 Tifton                             Davenport, Gail (Democrat)44 Jonesboro

Fort, Vincent (Democrat)39 Atlanta                             Goggans, Greg (Republican)7 Douglas

Golden, Tim (Republican)8 Valdosta                             Gooch, Steve (Republican)51 Dahlonega

Grant, Johnny (Republican)25 Milledgeville                   Henson, Steve (Democrat)41 Tucker

Hill, Jack (Republican)4 Reidsville                                  Hooks, George (Democrat)14 Americus

Jackson, Bill (Republican)24 Appling                             Jackson, Lester G. (Democrat)2 Savannah

James, Donzella (Democrat)35 Atlanta                        Jeffares, Rick (Republican)17 Locust Grove      

Jones, Emanuel (Democrat)10 Decatur                        Ligon, Jr., William T. (Republican)3 Brunswick

Millar, Fran (Republican)40 Atlanta                                 Murphy, Jack, (Republican)27 Cumming   

Orrock, Nan (Democrat)36 Atlanta                              Paris, Miriam (Democrat)26 Macon   

 Rogers, Chip Republican)21 Woodstock                     Tate, Horacena, Democrat)38 Atlanta       

 Thompson, Steve (Democrat)33 Marietta                   Tippins, Lindsey (Republican)37 Marietta 

 Unterman, Renee S (Republican)45 Buford                 Williams, Tommie (Republican)19 Lyons


 The followin Senators voted "Nay"

Albers, John (Republican)56 Roswell                          Balfour, Don (Republican)9 Snellville

Bethel, Charlie (Republican)54                                    Cowsert, Bill (Republican)46 Athens

Davis, Hardie (Democrat)22 Augusta                         Hamrick, Bill (Republican)30 Carrollton

Heath, Bill (Republican)31 Bremen                              Hill, Judson (Republican)32 Marietta

Loudermilk, Barry (Republican)52 Cassville                  McKoon, Joshua (Republican)29 Columbus

Miller, Butch (Republican)49 Gainesville                         Mullis, Jeff (Republican)53 Chickamauga

Shafer, David (Republican)48 Duluth                            Sims, Freddie Powell (Democrat)12 Dawson

Staton, Cecil (Republican)18 Macon                              Stone, Jesse (Republican)23 Waynesboro 

 Stoner, Doug (Democrat)6 Smyrna                            Tolleson, Ross (Republican) 20 Perry

Wilkinson, John (Republican)50 Toccoa