At a time when massive efforts are underway to coordinate health care within the patient centered medical home model and other organized systems of care, Senate Bill 2, sponsored by Sen. Mark Jansen (R-Grand Rapids), threatens to further fragment our health care system and put patients at great risk. If passed, the bill would make sweeping changes to the Public Health Code to authorize advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to diagnose, treat, and write potentially dangerous prescriptions--all without adequate education or training, and without even collaborating with a physician.
The bill has moved to the Senate floor, and unless senators hear from more physicians—and other friends of medicine—there’s a good chance they will pass it.
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