The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) has joined with other state and specialty medical societies to “strongly oppose” the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) proposed rule that would allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to practice without the clinical supervision of physicians regardless of state law.
In a joint letter to David J. Shulkin, MD, Under Secretary for Health for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the NCMS and dozens of other societies urged the VHA “to consider policy alternatives that prioritize team-based care rather than independent nursing practice….APRN education and training simply does not provide the same experience, and as such, independent practice is not appropriate.”
Read the entire letter here.