February 3, 2023
  • More states are considering allowing non-doctors to provide medical services and addressing conflicts with the patchwork of state “scope of practice” laws to address workforce shortages. New York, and Nevada have both taken steps to allow physicians and nurses licensed in other states to practice in in their respective state and California this year is beginning a phased-in approach that will eventually relieve nurse practitioners of needing a physician’s sign-off to practice in the state. However, such moves have enflamed turf wars with doctors’ groups, who complain about a lack of standardization among graduate nursing programs across the country. (Article here)