AB 890 introduced by Assemblymember Jim Wood, DDS, grants full practice authority to nurse practitioners (NP). This bill would remove critical patient protections by allowing NPs to practice without physician supervision.
AB 890 is merely an outline of a major policy change which lacks critical details related to nurse practitioner competency requirements, scope limitations, requirements to actually serve underserved populations or regions, and many other details. As it stands, it is a dangerous bill to move forward and will still do nothing to improve access to health care in California.
The bill has moved forward, passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and will be heard on the Assembly Floor as early as next week.
Contact your Assemblymember today to ensure patient safety is protected!