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California Weighs Expanded Role For Nurse Practitioners
National Public Radio

As states gear up for the Affordable Care Act, they’re trying to figure out if there will be enough providers of health care to meet demand from the newly insured. California is one of 15 states expected to consider legislation this year that would give advanced practice nurses more authority to care for patients without a doctor’s supervision. Tina Clark is a nurse practitioner at Glide Health Services, a clinic in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, a low-income section of the city.

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