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Scope of practice bill for nurse practitioners revived
Sacramento Business Journal

A controversial bill that seeks to allow nurse practitioners to work independently of physician supervision moved out of the Assembly Business, Professions & Consumer Protection Committee on Tuesday. It looked doomed a week ago. Senate Bill 491 by Sen. Ed Hernandez failed to get out of the committee last Tuesday, but was granted reconsideration. Supporters applauded the committee for keeping the bill alive, saying it will help millions of Californians gain access to safe, high-quality health care services despite a physician shortage.