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 asking him to sign into law Assembly Bill  (AB) 890 (Wood, D-Santa Rosa). This bill will 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 leg.unit@gov.ca.gov.


Send your letter by Sept. 8. 


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.