Reminder – Urge Governor to Expand Access to Care by Allowing Nurse Practitioners to Practice Independently

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Action needed:

Send a letter to Gov. Newsom TODAY asking him to sign into law Assembly Bill  (AB) 890 (Wood, D-Santa Rosa). This bill would expand access to care for millions of Californians by authorizing nurse practitioners who meet certain requirements to practice to the full extent of their training and without physician supervision in certain environments. CHA has developed a template letter for your use. Please send your letter to the Governor’s office at


Send your letter by TODAY, Sept. 8. Please send a copy of your letter to CHA at


Nurse practitioners play a pivotal role in expanding access to health care by providing primary and specialty care not only in hospitals but in physician practices, health centers, managed care organizations, retail or convenient care clinics, school-based health centers, federally qualified health centers, and ambulatory settings — many in medically underserved and rural areas. CHA-supported AB 890 authorizes nurse practitioners who meet certain requirements to practice without physician supervision in specified environments, broadening access to health care in communities that would not otherwise have primary care services.