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Published: October 7, 2020

Independent Nurse Practitioner Bill Becomes Law

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 890 (Wood), which creates a pathway for nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice without physician supervision. Despite an outstanding effort by CAFP’s Government Relations team and family physicians throughout the state, the Legislature passed the bill in the final minutes of session. This bill will now go through the regulatory process to determine  care standards and educational requirements. CAFP will fight to ensure those standards and requirements are stringent enough to protect patients and, to the extent possible, limit the creation of two tiers of care. Read CAFP's AB 890 fact sheet to learn more about what this may mean for family physicians.

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