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FTC says yes to unsupervised APRNs for VA

FTC LogoThe Federal Trade Commission says it supports a rule proposed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs that would allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses employed by the VA to practice without the supervision of a physician, circumventing many state laws.  In line with other recent FTC opinions, the agency expressed concern in a July 25 comment that state supervision rules for APRNs raise competition concerns and raise the cost of treatment while limiting services.

Full article: “FTC Encourages VA to Adopt Proposed Rule Preempting State Laws to Allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to Provide Services Without Physician Oversight,” by Karl Hermann for Lexology