June 03, 2013
Iowa High Court Upholds Rules Authorizing ARNPs to Supervise Fluoroscopy
On May 31, 2013 the Supreme Court of Iowa issued a decision which upholds rules that allow advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) to supervise radiologic technologists using fluoroscopy machines
The ruling ends litigation that began in June 2010 when the Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists and Iowa Medical Society sued to prevent the implementation of the fluoroscopy rules adopted by the Iowa Board of Nursing and the Iowa Department of Public Health.
In 2011, a district court determined the Board of Nursing exceeded its authority in adopting the rules and declared the rules invalid. On Friday, the Supreme Court of Iowa overruled the district court's decision, and found the Board of Nursing and Department of Public Health held the requisite authority to adopt the rules in question.
Review the full opinion.
See the Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists announcement.