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Bills on nurse practitioners, pharmacists advance in Assembly
Los Angeles Times

Measures that would expand the roles of nurse practitioners and pharmacists advanced in the Assembly on Tuesday, setting the stage for a fierce lobbying battle in the session’s final weeks.

Both measures wade into the so-called scope of practice debate over what type of medical care can be administered by non-physicians, setting off a turf war between doctors and other medical providers.

The more contentious of the two bills is SB 491, which would allow nurse practitioners to practice without physicians’ supervision.

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