Make sure your Senator knows Nurse Practitioners should be part of the care team, not independent from it!
Vote NO on Senate Bill 680
Senate Bill 680 was recently introduced in the Michigan Senate that will allow for full independent practice for nurse practitioners (NPs). Under the bill, not only would NPs be allowed to provide direct care without physician supervision or collaboration, they would also be allowed to prescribe opioids and other controlled substances. Further, the bill wouldn’t even require additional training or education for NPs.
We know this isn’t what’s best for patients. They want and deserve a robust care team that collaborates for their best interest. The way to do that is NOT creating silos of care. It’s NOT putting those with less training and experience in charge of their care. Let your Senator know this isn’t the right plan for Michigan’s patients.