Scope of Practice Bill Returns, Would Let Nurse Practitioners Prescribe Medication

On Monday, the bill to expand scope-of-practice for nurse practitioners returned to the Legislature with a provision to allow NPs to prescribe medication.

The text has not yet been released for SB 323 by Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), but Hernandez said it's similar to SB 491, which was introduced in the 2013 legislative session by Hernandez. That bill passed the Senate and stalled in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.

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