The Mississippi Nurses’ Association is your voice at the Mississippi Legislature!

We are the only professional association that aggressively pursues legislation on behalf of all registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses across all roles in Mississippi.  

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Review the bills we are currently following that are of interest to the nursing profession.

H.B. 18 – National board certified school nurses; remove cap on number of eligible for annual salary supplement.

H.B. 49 – Alternative Nicotine Vaping; regulate with penalties for sale to persons under 21 years of age.

H.B. 79 – Oxycontin pills; limit RX to 75 pills per RX unless patient is hospitalized or in nursing home.

H.B. 95 – Commissioner of Insurance; provide shall resolve certain disputes between provider and insured regarding billing.

H.B. 96 – Emergency medical services provider; include fire stations and ambulances in definition under Baby Drop-off Law.

H.B. 197 – Chronic Diseases; direct Health Department to establish WISEWOMAN and WISEMAN programs to reduce incidence of.

H.B. 237 – Public school curriculum; require instruction in mental illness as part of Health Education.

H.B. 267 – School districts; require each school to have epinephrine auto-injectors and AEDs in every building and cafeteria.

H.B. 268 – Public universities and colleges; require to have epinephrine auto-injectors and AEDs in every building on campus.

H.B. 285 – Tobacco; prohibit sale of candy or food product that mimics.

H.B. 343 – Board of Nursing; remove physician member and consumer member from the board.

H.B. 380 – Breast-feeding; revise and strengthen statutes supporting and promoting.

H.B. 474 – Health insurance carriers; require to cap patient cost for prescriptions for insulin drugs.

H.B. 491 – Texting while driving; make a misdemeanor when not using voice-operated or hands-free device.

H.B. 613 – Advanced practice registered nurses; revise certain provisions relating to, including collaboration requirement.

H.B. 752 – Freestanding emergency room; allow to be established near location of a recently closed hospital.

H.B. 755 – Community colleges; authorize boards of trustees to waive out-of-state tuition to certain students upon agreement to remain in the state.

H.B. 785 – Pseudoephedrine; authorize sales and purchase of certain products containing without a prescription.

H.B. 798 – Mental health screenings and assessments; require in all public schools.

H.B. 945 – Sexual battery; remove statute of limitations for prosecution of crime of.

H.B. 983 – Mississippi Board of Nursing;authorize to collect certain costs and establish procedure for collection.

H.B. 984 – Mississippi Board of Nursing; revise the notice required for special meeting of.

H.B. 1230 – School employees annual salary supplement; remove cap on nurses who are eligible for.

H.B. 1255 – Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.


S.B. 2048 – Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA); no physician supervision required after two years of practice in good standing.

S.B. 2117 – Occupational licensing boards; require prompt licensure and temporary practice permits for certain military applicants.

S.B. 2169 – Opioid and other controlled substances epidemic; provide enhanced penalties.

S.B. 2189 – Vaping; prohibit possession of alternative nicotine products by those under 18.

S.B. 2222 – Vaccinations; disclose information statements upon request and create medical exemption.

S.B. 2404 – Board of Nursing; revise penalties for prohibited conduct and authorize the recovery of reasonable costs.

S.B. 2489 – Board of Nursing; revise notice requirement for special meetings.

S.B. 2628 – Advanced practice registered nurses; revise certain provisions relating to, including collaboration requirement.

S.B. 2630 – Breastfeeding professionals; provide for licensure of by State Department of Health.

S.B. 2799 – Alternative nicotine products; impose a tax upon and regulate under the Tobacco Tax Law.

S.B. 2802 – Controlled substance prescriptions; require electronic prescribing.

S.B. 2810 – Medical records requests; require timely response to patients.

S.B. 2820 – Nurse practitioners; authorize to dispense legend drugs to patients.