Assembly Panel Passes Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Measure

On Tuesday, a California Assembly committee passed a bill (SB 491) that would seek to curb the state's physician shortage by allowing nurse practitioners to operate without physician supervision at certain medical facilities, the Sacramento Bee reports.

The panel passed the measure after significant changes were made to its language to appease physician lobbying groups, according to the Bee (Gutierrez, Sacramento Bee, 8/14).  Read more here.

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