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Arizona Nurse Practitioner Council

AANP Veterans Administration Proposed Rule

Posted over 2 years ago by Katie Wall

Veterans Need Your Help

Ask Your Members of Congress to Urge the VHA to Finalize and Implement This Policy

On May 25, the Department of Veterans Affairs published a proposed rule in the Federal Register for nurse practitioners (NPs) and other advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) practicing in Veterans Health Administration facilities. The Department of Veterans Affairs accepted comments on this proposal through July 25.

This proposal [RIN: 2900-AP44 - Proposed Rule - Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (81 Fed. Reg. 33155, May 25, 2016)] would authorize NPs to practice to the top of their education and preparation without physician supervision in all areas of practice with the exception of prescribing controlled drugs which remains under the authority of the federal Controlled Substances Act.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners applauds this move to provide our nation's veterans with direct access to the health care services of NPs and other APRNs.

Thanks to your unprecedented response, the voice of the nurse practitioner was heard loud and clear.

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