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California nurse practitioner bill, with major changes, advances in Legislature
Sacramento Bee

A watered-down bill allowing nurse practitioners to operate independently of physicians passed during reconsideration in an Assembly committee Tuesday after failing to earn enough votes last week.

Senate Bill 491 by Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, would increase nurse practitioners’ scope of practice by allowing them to practice independently of physicians in certain medical facilities, such as hospitals, clinics and skilled-nursing facilities.