Change in law helps patients

August 19, 2014 8:18 PM

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Change in law helps patients

It’s been a long battle for Kentucky’s nurse practitioners just to be able to provide more basic health services but it has resulted in a win for health care.

Last month, a new law took effect that expands the power of the state’s more than 3,000 nurse practitioners — known as advance practice registered nurses — to prescribe routine medications without a signed agreement from a Kentucky physician.

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