FTC, DOJ to Host Second Public Workshop on Examining U.S. Health Care Competition # 00035

Submission Number:
00035
Commenter:
Marcia Streiff
State:
Kansas
Initiative Name:
FTC, DOJ to Host Second Public Workshop on Examining U.S. Health Care Competition
Matter Number:

P13-1207

Advance practice nurses, particularly nurse practitioners and nurse midwives, can be tremendous assets to fulfilling health care needs in their communities. The requirements in some states for physician collaboration prevents many APRNs from practicing to the fullest extent of their educational preparation and skills. The limitations essentially constitute restraint of trade in some situations. Please support and facilitate full practice authority for advance practice nurses. Thank you.