House Bill 315 (utilization of telehealth by nurses) passed during the 2013 regular legislative session. The bill removed geographic limitations for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) practicing in collaborative practice arrangements in rural areas of need if they were utilizing telehealth in the care of the patient. That bill required the Board of Registration for the Healing Arts (healing arts) and the State Board of Nursing (nursing) to promulgate rules to establish the Utilization of Telehealth by Nurses.
The Missouri State Board of Nursing and Missouri State Registration for the Healing Arts have proposed amendments to the collaborative practice rules in order to comply with the law. The proposed rules were published in the December 15, 2014 issue of the Missouri Register.
You can view at http://sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/previous/2014/v39n24/v39n24a.pdf.