FTC Staff Comment to the Department of Veterans Affairs: Proposed Rule Regarding Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Matter Number:

V160013

Docket Number:

RIN 2900–AP44

Summary

FTC staff submitted a comment to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regarding a proposed rule that would permit the VA to grant “full practice authority” to the four main categories of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), “regardless of State or local law restrictions.” Staff stated that removing the remaining state law based supervision restrictions for APRNs working within the Veterans Health Administration system could benefit VA patients nationwide “by improving access to care, containing costs, and expanding innovation in health care delivery.”