This week, the NCMS along with several specialty societies met with legislators to discuss SB249/HB277 — the SAVE Act, which would remove the current physician supervision requirements for nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists and certified registered nurse anesthetists within the definition of “advanced practice registered nurse. NCMS Past President and chair of the NCMS’ Medical Team Task Force Robert ‘Charlie’ Monteiro, MD, spoke at the meeting about the NCMS’ opposition to this proposal and about the importance of training and education to patient safety. The NCMS and numerous medical specialty societies sent a letter outlining our opposition to the SAVE Act. Read the letter here. And watch as NCMS Director of Legislative Relations Sue Ann Forrest, MPA, offers more detail on this meeting and other news from the General Assembly.

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