Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 259

H.P. 478 - L.D. 695

An Act To Streamline Health Care Services in Maine by Allowing Certified Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives To Verify Medical Papers and Records

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 32 MRSA 2205-B, sub-5 is enacted to read:

5. Global signature authority of a certified nurse practitioner or certified nurse midwife. When a provision of law or rule requires a signature, certification, stamp, verification, affidavit or endorsement by a physician, that requirement may be fulfilled by a certified nurse practitioner or a certified nurse midwife. This subsection may not be construed to expand the scope of practice of a certified nurse practitioner or a certified nurse midwife.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333