Legislation

H.1996 An Act to remove the restrictions on the licenses of NP's and CRNA's as recommended by the In

Type:  Nursing 

This bill would streamline advanced practice registered nurse (APRNs) regulation and permit APRNs to more fully employ their education and training in serving Massachusetts health care consumers, with regulatory oversight, but without certain formal physician supervision requirements now imposed under Massachusetts law. Absent countervailing safety concerns regarding APRN practice, removing these supervision requirements has the potential to benefit consumers by improving access to care, containing costs, and expanding innovation in health care delivery (this is a refile of H.2009).