Today, Robert Lee Long of the Desoto Times Tribune detailed how nurse practitioners in Desoto County are behind a bill that would end mandatory collaboration with physicians. The nurses argue that with the local towns and counties being classified as rural undercoverage areas, the highly-skilled nurses should be able to treat these patients without having to sign an agreement with a physician. The support of this bill coincides with recommendations released in the IOM's Initiative on the Future of Nursing committee's report: "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health."
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