Arkansas nurses want end to collaborative agreement rule

Arkansas lawmakers in January are expected to consider a request by state nursing groups to remove a requirement that advance-practice nurses have a collaborative agreement with a physician to prescribe medication. Nurses say the requirement prevents nurse practitioners from opening their own family practice clinics in rural areas that face a shortage of health care providers. Physician groups oppose the measure and say the requirement provides needed support and is a patient-safety issue.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock) (free registration)

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