Sec. 1. As used in this chapter:

     (a) “Board” means the Indiana state board of nursing.

     (b) “Advanced practice registered nurse” means:

(1) a nurse practitioner;

(2) a certified nurse midwife;

(3) a clinical nurse specialist; or

(4) a certified registered nurse anesthetist;

who is a registered nurse qualified to practice nursing in a specialty role based upon the additional knowledge and skill gained through a formal organized program of study and clinical experience, or the equivalent as determined by the board, which does not limit but extends or expands the function of the nurse which may be initiated by the client or provider in settings that shall include hospital outpatient clinics and health maintenance organizations. Notwithstanding any other law, this subsection does not add to the powers and duties or scope of practice of certified registered nurse anesthetists as described in section 30 of this chapter.

     (c) “Human response” means those signs, symptoms, behaviors, and processes that denote the individual’s interaction with the environment.

Formerly: Acts 1949, c.159, s.1; Acts 1971, P.L.376, SEC.1; Acts 1974, P.L.119, SEC.1. As amended by Acts 1981, P.L.228, SEC.1; P.L.169-1985, SEC.63; P.L.185-1993, SEC.2; P.L.232-2013, SEC.18; P.L.58-2014, SEC.7; P.L.129-2018, SEC.28.