Too often, needless restrictions affect our everyday lives. This is especially true in health care.
North Carolina has kept antiquated regulations on the books that limit the scope of services advanced practice registered nurses are able to provide. This limits the availability of primary and specialty health care, worsens patient outcomes, and increases costs.
The SAVE Act would update North Carolina law to allow nurse practitioners to use the full extent of their medical training. Specifically, the SAVE Act would remove a restriction that requires nurse practitioners to deliver health care under physician supervision.
In short, the SAVE Act would allow nurse practitioners to treat more patients in North Carolina.
This legislation would be especially helpful for North Carolina’s veterans. Thanks to the VA MISSION Act, more veterans have access to medical care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system.
We’ll need more health care options to meet the resulting demand. Lifting restrictions on nurse practitioners is a great place to start.
Reforming outdated regulations on nurse practitioners would help minimize health care shortages and provide more access to quality care all over the state.
Tell your lawmakers to support the SAVE Act!