The New Jersey #APN Bill is back… please call your #legislators and tell them you oppose the S-1961/A854 Bill TODAY!

Dear friends of IP4PI,

Please read this important alert from the NJ Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and TAKE ACTION!

CLICK HERE TO READ ALERT ONLINE

Independent Practice for APN’s “Consumer Access to Healthcare” **Call your Legislators now! – Request that they Oppose S-1961/A854 if posted for a vote**
New Jersey’s Current APN Scope of Practice

In New Jersey APNs are currently required to work in “collaboration” with a licensed physician. Collaboration is the ongoing process by which an APN and a physician engage in practice, consistent with agreed upon parameters. APNs must have a written joint protocol with their collaborating physician in order to prescribe medications and devices. An APNs ability to write prescriptions was a “legislative privilege” and therefore some protections, including the joint protocol with a physician, were put in place. Joint protocols can be as expansive or narrow as the parties agree; and typically is very personal to the experience of the APN and their working relationship with the collaborating physician. There are also NJDHSS regulations addressing the time period required for the collaborating physician’s review of a patient’s’ chart and records when seen by an APN. All of these safeguards will go away under this legislative proposal. 

Other State’s APN Practice Requirements

According to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, only 22 states allow APNs to practice completely independent of any physician involvement. These states tend to be more rural states (Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Iowa, Hawaii, and Colorado) with the only Northeastern states being Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. None of New Jersey’s neighboring states or states similarly situated geographically or demographically permit the independent practice of APNs. For more information, please access the following resources:

Market Institute Unveils National #StopPriceFixing Effort

The Market Institute is informing voters around the country about a price fixing scheme that Republicans are considering in Congress.

Sign petition today at: https://action.stoppricefixing.org/

The awareness campaign is taking place in over 25 Media Markets across 7 States (North Carolina, Tennessee, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, South Dakota, and Wyoming). The effort includes Broadcast and Cable Television; Radio; Online and Social Media Advertising Campaign with a price tag of over $1,000,000.

The focus of the ad campaign is a bill that is currently under consideration in the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) that includes price controls and will further erode the doctor – patient relationship, S.1895. 

Charles Sauer, President of The Market Institute, says, “Surprise medical billing is problem that must be solved. However, S.1895 will put more control of our healthcare decisions in the hands of government bureaucrats and the big insurance companies. This price-fixing-scheme is a prescription for fewer doctors, longer wait times, and less access to care. Government bureaucrats and insurance companies should not be standing between patients and their doctor.”

The team at The Market Institute is delivering signatures to elected representatives in Washington, DC. Organization volunteers are also reaching out to registered voters through phone calls and text messages encouraging members of Congress to oppose price fixing in S. 1895.


For more information, please visit:
Organization Website: www.MarketInstitute.org
Project Website: www.StopPriceFixing.org
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/StopPriceFixing