Missouri medicine law still not in effect
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 2008 Missouri law expanding the ability of thousands of specially trained nurses to write
State officials cite a variety of reasons.
- The boards that oversee doctors and nurses could not initially agree on the wording of a rule about how they should work together.
- The health department is still working on a rule for nurse practitioners seeking certification to prescribe controlled substances.
- And the health department says it could take hundreds of thousands of dollars to update a prescription database to include
Sen. Delbert Scott, of Lowry City, sponsored the 2008 law. He says the delay is "a great example of the barriers of government."