The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Sen. Richard Hilderbrand, Senate Majority Whip and Chair, Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare, for Senate Bill 454.
Senate Bill 454 would amend the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) authorized scope of practice to permit the prescribing of controlled substances without a supervising physician. This bill would help to eliminate barriers such as collaborative practice agreements with a supervising physician and grant full practice authority to improve access to care for Kansas patients.
Allowing APRNs to practice at the top of their licenses means allowing them to use all of their education and training to care for patients. Removing these restrictions on APRNs would increase consumer access to health care, address persisting barriers to care for vulnerable populations and/or patients living in provider shortage areas, and reduce unnecessary health care costs.
Read the full letter here and below: