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Nurse practitioner scope-of-practice bill moves ahead
Sacramento Business Journal

A hotly debated bill that would allow nurse practitioners to do what they are trained to do without supervision by a doctor was approved by the state Senate last week.

The vote was 25-5, with nine other lawmakers not voting. Votes were bipartisan all the way down the line, with Democrats and Republicans in all three clumps. Senator Richard Pan from Sacramento, a doctor, was the only Democratic “no” vote on the bill.