Feb 13, 2012
This is one way that ObamaCare cuts costs-let RN’s use medical algorithms to provide you with your medical care.
HB 2266 is going to be heard in the Public Health meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM in Room 412- C. Please contact members of the Public Health Committee before tomorrow afternoon Please email the following legislators and tell them NO to virtual doctors for public health .
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House Switchboard: 1-405-521-2711, or 1-800-522-8502
OK-SAFE, Inc. – Who needs doctors? If one OK legislator gets his way, nurses will soon be treating patients using a virtual doctor software program and will have no need to consult a physician first.
HB 2266 by Rep. Doug Cox (R-HD 5), reads in part:
2. “Physician-approved protocol” means a protocol such as standing orders that describe the parameters of specified situations under which a registered nurse may act to deliver public health services for a client who is presenting with symptoms or needs addressed in the protocol.
The bill goes on to read:
A. Registered nurses are authorized to use physician-approved protocols to provide public health services when performing duties as an employee or as a contractor, as defined in Section 803 of Title 18 of the Oklahoma Statutes, on behalf of the city-county health departments, county health departments, and the State Department of Health.
F. Medical algorithms may be utilized or referenced in the physician-approved protocols to assist in providing the public health services.
Drawing from a knowledge database and using if-then decision trees, medical algorithms compute standardized medical treatments, and produce (spit out) standardized treatment plans.
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