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Health Professions in the News: Editorial: Unleash nurse practitioners to improve Californians’ access to healthcare

Los Angeles Times (January 9, 2020)

One of the fundamental problems with the U.S. healthcare system is that it’s costlier than just about any other country’s, and yet it does not deliver notably better results. Millions of Americans are forced to skimp on or go without care, either because they can’t afford the out-of-pocket costs required...

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Health Professions in the News: Lessons from Three States — Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners in California

California Health Care Foundation (May 6, 2019)

Twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia grant nurse practitioners (NPs) full practice authority, allowing them to practice and prescribe without formal physician supervision. California requires that nurse practitioners have a written collaboration agreement with a physician and is the only...

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