AB 890 would allow a nurse practitioner to practice medicine without supervision or oversight by a physician. IEPC is deeply concerned about the impact of this proposed change on patient safety in and around emergency departments.
- Nurse practitioners do not have sufficient education and training to examine and diagnose emergency department patients completely independent of physicians. Physician supervision and a team approach are essential to high-quality emergency care.
- Emergency departments should be exempted from this bill to protect patients with critical conditions