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New proposals seek to address level of non-physician care
North Bay Business Journal

As the Affordable Care Act looms large on the minds of health care providers, lawmakers and providers are increasingly calling for less stringent limitations on nonphysicians in order to meet demand spurred by the forthcoming influx of new patients.

In the past three months, a spate of assembly and senate bills have been introduced to address the matter, with state Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, introducing a set of bills — SB 491 through SB 493 — that would expand practice areas for a number of nurse practitioners, pharmacists, certified nurse mid-wives and optometrists.