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Bills would expand powers of optometrists, pharmacists and nurse practitioners
The Press-Enterprise

Legislation that would let optometrists, pharmacists and nurse practitioners perform medical tasks that now are the domain of doctors passed its first committee. The measures considered Monday, April 29, are the most far-reaching of several bills pending in the Legislature this year that pit different groups of health care professionals against each other in scope-of-practice fights. Supporters of Monday’s legislation said it would help improve a lack of primary care providers in Inland Southern California and other parts of the state.

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