Proposal Expands Role of Nurse Practitioners [in PA]
"'We think that will really open up the healthcare field, make it more affordable, make it more accessible, especially in rural areas like the 78th district,' Topper said. Topper says the concept called "full practice authority" is endorsed by Medicare, the Institute of Medicine, the AARP and the National Governors Association. However, it's many doctors including the Pennsylvania Medical Society oppose it.
Full practice authority is the law in 20 other states."