The NYS Legislature has passed bills that would allow Advanced Practice Nurses to execute orders for DNRs and other life saving orders. This has been a longstanding effort on the part of NYONEL and other nursing organizations to lobby to allow APNs to function to the full scope of practice for which they have been prepared.
Take this opportunity to thank your legislative representatives for their action on A 7277-A (Gottfried) and & S 1862-A (Hannon).
Communication to Gov. Cuomo urging him to sign the legislation into law is also in order. You may email the Governor at: http://www.governor.ny.gov/