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Brown Administration Supports Discussion on Non-Physician ‘Scope of Practice’
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Experts say most California counties have a shortage of primary care physicians, a problem that may be compounded when millions more people get insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Lifting restrictions on non-physicians could help meet the new demand, supporters say.

California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley says there may be ways to modernize provider licenses.