Nurse Practitioners Salute South Dakota for New Health Care Law

AANP applauds South Dakota for aligning with neighboring states to provide patients full and direct access to nurse practitioners.

from AANP

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners commends Governor Daugaard and the South Dakota Legislature for enacting into law Senate Bill 61, which provides patients with full and direct access to nurse practitioners. By adopting the law, South Dakota becomes the 22nd state to authorize nurse practitioners to provide the full scope of services they’re educated and clinically prepared to deliver, and it retires the Board of Medicine oversight of nursing practice. These changes will significantly enhance patient access to high-quality health care.

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