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
Find your senator here to speak out against AB 890 today or join the phone and tweet campaign of ACEP.