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    SCAI Provides Comments on CHA Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Proposed Rule

    July 27, 2016

    SCAI and multiple medical societies submitted comments to the Department of Veterans Affairs on July 22, 2016 surrounding the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) Proposed Rule which, if finalized, would permit all VHA-employed APRNs to practice without the clinical supervision of physicians and without regard to state law.

    The signatories strongly opposed the Proposed Rule and urge the VHA to consider policy alternatives that prioritize team-based care rather than independent nursing practice.

    Read the full letter here.