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May 1, 2014 12:00 am


HARTFORD – The House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill giving some nurse practitioners greater independence to diagnose and treat patients without doctors’ direction, a policy shift that is likely to lead to profound changes in the way health care is delivered in the state. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed the measure and intends to sign it into law. “With the healthcare industry growing and changing, the role of advanced practice registered nurses remains critical,” Malloy said in a statement minutes after the bill passed 110 to 35. “This bill increases access to primary care across Connecticut by allowing advanced practice registered nurses to do more of what they do so well – evaluating, screening, physical examinations and management of many routine medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and asthma.” via Bill Giving Nurse Practitioners More Leeway Clears the House – CTnow.