Mass. NPs urge lawmakers to remove legal barriers to practice

01/24/2013 | WWLP-TV (Springfield, Mass.)

Advanced practice nurses in Massachusetts asked legislators to change laws that prevent them from prescribing drugs and providing care without doctors' supervision. They also called on health insurance firms to recognize them as primary care providers, allowing them to bill for services. "The care is actually enhanced when a nurse practitioner is available to patients," nurse practitioner Sheryl Derderian said.

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