The bill would have given full practice authority to nurse practitioners, so they can better practice in under-served communities. The bill was authored by Rep. Donnie Scoggin (District 89).
If the bill was passed, it would change a state law so advanced practice registered nurses could provide care without the oversight of a doctor. Nurse practitioners in the state are currently required to pay a fee to discuss a patient’s file. The bill would have helped ease those financial shackles that some nurse practitioners currently face.