The Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) recently published a proposed rule that would give full practice authority to four categories of advanced practice nurses (APNs) in an effort to reduce wait times in the VA health system. The rule would allow APNs working as VA employees to provide services without the clinical oversight of a physician!
ISMS has weighed in on this controversial subject and has urged both the VA and Congress to maintain physician supervision with APNs.
• ISMS urges VA to maintain APN supervision requirements
• ISMS urges Congress to maintain APN supervision requirements
Your comments on this important decision are being solicited. Voice your opinion by submitting comments by July 25th.