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H.R. 6, the Support for Patients and Communities Act, Passed by the House

Posted 3 months ago by Maranda Jackson-Parkin

H.R. 6, the Support for Patients and Communities Act, Passed by the House

By a vote of of 396 to 14, the House passed H.R.6, the Support for Patients and Communities Act, on Friday, June 22, 2018. This bill includes a provision that makes permanent the authorization for NPs and PAs to prescribe medication assisted treatments and expands that authorization to include CNSs, CNMs and CRNAs for five years until October 2023.

H.R. 6 now goes to the Senate for consideration. It is unclear if the Senate will take up the bill during the summer. Visit NACNS website for updates