N.J. considers bill to allow NPs to prescribe on their own

11/26/2012 | NJSpotlight.com (New Jersey)

New Jersey state Sen. Joseph Vitale, D-Middlesex, has introduced a bill that would give advanced practice registered nurses the power to prescribe drugs independently, eliminating the need for a formal agreement with a consulting physician. Supporters said the bill would help address the shortage of primary care providers in the state, which is expected to get worse once the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented.

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