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Make better use of nurse practitioners

As early as today, the California Senate may vote on a bill that would allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their education, training and certification. Senate Bill 491 would bring California in line with 17 other states that allow independent practice for nurse practitioners, without having to be supervised by a doctor. Significantly, the University of California, which operates the largest health sciences system in the nation – providing care as well as educating future health professionals – is a strong backer of the bill.