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APRN Full Practice Authority Legislation Moves Forward, But There's Still a Lot of Work to Do!
The Arizona Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses announced Monday the introduction of SB 1473, legislation that will modernize State regulations governing nurses with the highest education and most specialized patient focus. Hundreds of Arizona nurses and doctors, as well as groups ranging from the Goldwater Institute to AARP, are supporting the legislation because it safely removes bureaucratic burdens and expands patient access to quality care. Read the full press release here.
To read the bill, visit the website for the Arizona State Legislature. Under the “Bill Versions” heading, click on “Show Version”. Select HTML to read it in your browser or PDF to download.
Moving Ahead & How You Can Help
* On Wednesday, Feb. 10, our legislation faces a make-or-break vote in the Senate Health Committee.
We need Arizona health professionals and nursing supporters to demonstrate they are standing behind this legislation. Please take a few minutes from your day to send an email to legislators so they understand how critical SB 1473 is to patient care in Arizona.
to the Nurses Care 4 Arizona Campaign.
In 2016, Arizona lawmakers will consider the most critical legislation in a generation affecting nurses in this state. Your donation will provide the critical resources we need to make sure Advanced Practice legislation is approved in Arizona in 2016.
*Submit Letters of Support from our communities: Over 700 letters of support have been gathered so far from Arizona nurses and health care supporters. But that is not enough, we continue our appeal to secure more letters of support from physicians, patients and other friends of nursing.
More information about this important legislation can be found on APRNaz.org