Much like doctors, nurse practitioners see patients, diagnose illnesses, prescribe medication and monitor their progress. But in Pennsylvania, they can't practice without a physician's oversight—they must enter into collaborative agreements with two physicians who vouch for the care they provide. Senate Bill 1063 seeks to dispense with the agreements and swap nurse practitioners' state certification for a license.
Pa. bill would allow NPs to practice without docs' oversight
Send us a letter
Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print.