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Assembly Passes SB 1524 by 68-3 Vote; Senate Action Expected This Week

Posted almost 5 years ago by Sandra Bagwell

Assembly Passes SB 1524 by 68-3 Vote; Senate Action Expected This Week 

CANP is happy to report that the Assembly passed SB 1524 (Hernandez) last night on a 68-3, bipartisan vote. The measure would remove the requirement that NPs have six months of supervised experience before they are allowed to furnish medications to their patients. Many NPs have cited the current requirement as a barrier to employment opportunities – especially for recent graduates – and an obstacle in the path of patients seeking access to quality health care. 

The bill will be taken up on the Senate floor later this week to concur in amendments taken in the Assembly. CANP would like to thank all those who contacted their legislators in support of SB 1524. Your voice made a big difference. If you haven’t yet contacted your Senator, use the link below today to register your support for this important piece of legislation.  Follow CANP on Facebook, and keep an eye on our Legislative Blog at canpweb.org for more updates. 

Contact your Senator today to urge support for SB 1524.