California NP's

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    Join the California Association for Nurse Practitioners in garnering support for SB 491 (Hernandez), if passed, this is a substantial piece of legislation that would make our state part of the progressive group of states that allow for full practice rights to NP's without physician involvement.

    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/...ed_sen_v98.htm
    JayNP, SycamoreGuy, madglee, and 4 others like this.
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    nice!
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    Wow! Awesome! Wish that were going on in Florida!
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    Is this the same California, the one in which half the people I know there have a 'medical marijuana' card, that just in 2012 determined that a first time DUI conviction is grounds to automatically revoke any nurse's license, or any teacher's certficate (rendering them all unemployable), to save the state the expense of giving them any due process? Hmm. makes me wonder, seriously, about the 'high' state of the Golden State. Ten steps forward, 45 back...
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    Quote from SuzieVN
    Is this the same California, the one in which half the people I know there have a 'medical marijuana' card, that just in 2012 determined that a first time DUI conviction is grounds to automatically revoke any nurse's license, or any teacher's certficate (rendering them all unemployable), to save the state the expense of giving them any due process? Hmm. makes me wonder, seriously, about the 'high' state of the Golden State. Ten steps forward, 45 back...
    Sorry about your dissatisfaction with California but what have those issues got to do with NP's getting full practice independence and/or being discussed in the Nurse Practitioner Forum for that matter?
    hijadecalifas, priorities2, zmansc, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from SuzieVN
    Is this the same California, the one in which half the people I know there have a 'medical marijuana' card, that just in 2012 determined that a first time DUI conviction is grounds to automatically revoke any nurse's license, or any teacher's certficate (rendering them all unemployable), to save the state the expense of giving them any due process? Hmm. makes me wonder, seriously, about the 'high' state of the Golden State. Ten steps forward, 45 back...
    My home state of PA has the same policy regarding nurses with DUI's losing their license. While it is a strict policy, I am sure it dissuades many people from drinking and driving. These people do get their "due process" in criminal court, but the BON does not make exception for first offenses. I personally think there are bigger issues (like NP's not being able to practice independently) to focus on than claiming a state is going backwards because they are tough on drinking and driving
    priorities2 likes this.
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    Unfortunately CNA is opposing this bill along with CMA!
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    Quote from TheOldGuy
    Unfortunately CNA is opposing this bill along with CMA!
    what is wrong with this state??!
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    ...yeah, not sure why NNU/CNA opposes this bill. It is listed as a bill they are not supporting if you look at the NNU website but no explanation is offered.

    ...it comes to no surprise to anyone I bet that CMA is opposing the bill.
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    without talking directly to anyone at CNA, I'm assuming that the opposition stems from the fact that the bill would elevate NP's as independent providers, similar to physicians, hence would not be members of California nursing unions anymore.
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