Bill Would Strengthen Nurses' Prescriptive Power
POSTED: Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 12:49pm
AUSTIN, Texas — A long-awaited agreement between physicians, nurses and state legislators to increase the prescriptive power of advanced practice nurses could improve Texans’ access to care, health care leaders said Wednesday.
“Physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are natural partners in the delivery of appropriate and compassionate patient care," Dr. Michael Speer, president of the Texas Medical Association — the state's largest physician organization — said in a statement.
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