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California Measure to Lift Restrictions on Advanced Nurses Stalls In Assembly
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The Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection voted down the measure, but the bill’s author says he wants it reconsidered. Democratic State Senator Ed Hernandez says lifting restrictions on nurses would help meet a new demand for primary care under the Affordable Care Act, especially in areas without enough doctors.

“Nurse practitioners understand when it is appropriate to refer, just like an optometrist, just like a dentist, just like a general practicing physician,” said Hernandez.