Senate passes bill expanding nursing practitioner authority

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The Kansas Senate on Wednesday passed a major piece of health care legislation expanding the authority of nurse practitioners to work in Kansas without signing collaborative agreements with physicians.

The Senate voted 30-7 to approve the legislation  allowing advanced practice registered nurses to work independently from physicians, although the proposal has been vehemently criticized as potentially putting patients at risk.

The bill is potentially one step away from going to the governor, but a . . .

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