FTC Staff Comment Before the Massachusetts House of Representatives Regarding House Bill 2009 (H.2009) Concerning Supervisory Requirements for Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Anesthetists

Matter Number:

V140002

Summary

Staff submitted a comment, in response to a request by Massachusetts State Representative Kay Khan, regarding a bill that would eliminate certain supervision requirements for nurse practitioners and nurse anesthetists. Staff concluded that these changes likely would benefit competition and consumers in Massachusetts. The comment further encouraged the Massachusetts legislature to consider adopting provisions that would permit APRNs to deliver the full range of health care services they are trained and certified to provide.