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On March 5, bi-partisan legislation was introduced in both the House and the Senate that would require the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to identify areas of the country experiencing a shortage of full scope maternity care providers or of hospital or... [+] more
State Issues
Michigan's legislature is currently considering legislation (S.68) that will define rigorous educational and certification requirements, provide a defined scope of practice, and create a mechanism to allow advanced practice nurses to function to the full extent of... [+] more
Florida's House is currently considering a bill to provide APRNs - Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists- with full practice authority.  The bills would remove the requirement that Certified Nurse Midwives practice under... [+] more
Legislation  (H.3508) introduced in South Carolina's House as a countermeasure to the APRN legislation will take APRN's backward.  It will increase and strengthen the current practice restrictions that have arguably contributed to our existing health... [+] more
Florida's Senate is currently considering a bill to provide APRNs - Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists- with full precriptive authority.  The passage of this bill will allow Nurse Practitioners to write prescritpons for... [+] more
As you have probably heard by now, Illinois APNs successfully advocated for the introduction of a bill in Springfield that would amend the Nurse Practice Act to grant Full Practice Authority to APNs in our state.  In short, it will eliminate the requirement for a... [+] more
Kansas' House and Senate are considering bills to provide APRNS - Nurse Practitioners, Nurse-midwives, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - with full practice authority.  This bill would remove the requirement that CNMs practice under a written collaborative... [+] more
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