Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
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4/26/18  2:45 pm
Commenter: Rachel Brandon Sears, RN (BS GMU Fairfax)

New Law Governing Nurse Practitioners
I agree that the need in our state for more General and Family doctors is greater under the Affordable Care Act. Nurse Practitioners already can work nearly independently, but with physician supervision. I suggest that NPs continue to have a physician association as a consultant in their new completely independent status. And, for accountability, NPs should closely affiliate with the Nursing Instructors at one of Virginia's colleges. Thank you
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