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Bill To Expand Role Of Nurse Practitioners Moving Through Legislature

Nurse practitioners have years of training and clinical experience, but they’re not allowed to work in California without a doctor’s supervision.

A measure to change that is moving through the California Legislature. Senate Bill 323 has been approved by the Senate and is now in the Assembly.

“It’s not a radical idea,” said Donna Emanuele, president of the California Nurse Practitioners Association. “Twenty-one other states allow NPs to work without physician oversight.”