Role of Nurses

| Posted On Nov 20, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Joins Growing List of Supporters of Expanded Scope of Practice Legislation

Dr. Richard Lopez, Chief Medical Officer of Atrius Health, testified earlier this week before the Joint Committee on Public Health in support of legislation that would remove restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners in the state (so-called “expanded scope of practice”).  Dr. Lopez was joined by Representative Denise Garlick (D-Needham), one of many legislative sponsors, to urge passage of HB1996 and SB1207, “An Act to Remove the Restrictions on the Licenses of NPs and CRNA’s as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission.”

During his testimony,

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| Posted On Nov 12, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Supports Legislation Encouraging Massachusetts to Join the Nurse Licensure Compact

Atrius Health has joined with a number of other healthcare organizations across the state to advocate for legislation that would allow Massachusetts to join the national Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).

The Nurse Licensure Compact allows nurses to have one multistate license, with the ability to practice in both their home state and other compact states. Atrius Health supports substitute language being proposed to House Bill 2002, “An Act Adopting the Nurse Licensure Compact in Massachusetts”, 

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