Give Nurse Practitioners Full-Practice Authority [PA]
"From the first time I saw my nurse practitioner 12 years ago, I have been impressed by the amount of time she took to get to know me and understand the problem that I was having. My nurse practitioner has always provided quality care when I needed it, or has sent me to a specialist who could. I never hesitate to encourage anyone to go see a nurse practitioner.
Unfortunately...Pennsylvania law restricts nurse practitioners from extending their services to areas and patients that are in dire need of it – especially in rural areas.
The movement for new legislation to give nurse practitioners full-practice authority, and therefore the ability to provide their services to the areas that lack primary care, has already begun. I am speaking up as someone who serves people who would benefit most from this needed reform."