January 2017

HB 5400 was signed by MI Governor Snyder on1/9/17! Click HERE to see a photo of the signing (MICNP Past President Ann Sheehan is on the far right).

HB 5400 was introduced in February 2016 by State Representative Ken Yonker to:

  • Add Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) to the Michigan Public Health Code, allowing for specialty certification for their profession and adding them to the MI Board of Nursing
  • Allow NPs, CNMs and CNSs to prescribe physical therapy, speech therapy and order restraints
  • Allow NPs, CNMs and CNSs to prescribe Schedule II-V drugs under delegation and non-scheduled drugs autonomously

HB 5400 was recommended favorably by the Michigan House Health Policy Committee on September 20, 2016 with a unanimous vote, passed the Michigan House of Representatives on November 29, 2016 with a vote of 102-5.  The bill then moved to the Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee and was unanimously voted out of committee on December 6, 2016. HB 5400 passed the Michigan Senate 36-1 on December 14, 2016.  It is now Public Act 499 of 2016, and will be effective 90 days (from the Jan 9th signing) so LARA has time to implement the new terms.  Click HERE to read details on HB 5400 passage implications for your NP practice.