AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 113(3):16-17, March 2013.
Overcoming State Hurdles to Independent NP Practice
....Progress is being made nationally on scope of practice laws, albeit slowly; in 2012 alone, 50 bills related to nurses' scope of practice were introduced in state legislatures. As Tay Kopanos, director of health care policy for state government affairs at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, points out, section 2706 of the ACA will go into effect in January 2014, barring insurance companies from discriminating against health care providers who are working within the limits of their licenses under current state law. And there's some good news for independent NPs like those in Colorado and elsewhere (see An NP-Led Model That Works)...