Senate Bill Would Enable Veterans Affairs Nurse Practitioners to Practice Independent of Physicians

As reported by Modern Healthcare, the Senate is considering legislation that would allow nurse practitioners across the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) to practice independently of physicians, regardless of the state law where they are practicing. The bill, known as Frontlines to Lifelines Act of 2015, would allow advanced practice registered nurses – specifically nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and clinical nurse specialists in mental health care – to practice independent of physician supervision regardless of the limitations in place under state… Read More >