New York NOW

Should Nurses Practice Independently?

Season 2011 Episode 19 | 26m 46s

The Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act would allow nurses to practice without a written agreement with a licensed physician. Family nurse practitioner Jane Nugent says the bill would give nurses the security of knowing they can practice even if a doctor retires or moves, but Robert Hughes of the Medical Society of the State of New York says it would fracture the healthcare delivery system.

Aired: 04/29/11

Rating: NR

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