AANP Co-Presidents Angela Golden and Ken Miller said they were disappointed with Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman's decision to veto a bill that would have allowed nurse practitioners to work without a collaborative agreement after 2,000 hours of practice. "The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is extremely disheartened that Nebraskans will continue to face challenges accessing care from their nurse practitioner workforce due to outdated state regulations. A majority of counties in Nebraska face primary care and mental health provider shortages, a problem this bill would have addressed with zero cost to taxpayers and zero delay," Golden and Miller said.

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