Bill Would Loosen Restrictions On Nurse Practitoners

A roadblock for Missouri nurse practitioners could come down soon. The state legislature passed a bill this year that would allow nurse practitioners to cover an even wider area than previously allowed. Senator Rusty Black tells Missourinet that his bill started out as a fix for nurse practitioners to practice in the women’s correctional facility in Chillicothe because it was sometimes 75 miles away from where the collaborating doctor was practicing…

Through the government process at the Missouri Capitol, several other provisions related to professional licensure were added to his bill. They include modifying laws relating to regulating tattooing in Missouri and providing forgivable loans to repay existing loans for health professional students. Black expects Governor Parson to sign his bill into law.


(From Missourinet)