Support Needed for NPs, PAs Signing Home Health Plans of Care

Legislation has been introduced in both the US House and Senate to allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse specialists to sign  home health plans of care:  S. 2814; H.R. 4993.

At present, only two members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation have signed on to these bills:  Congressmen McGovern and Olver.  The goal is to get 100 cosigners before the August recess. Please contact your elected federal officials and ask them to sign on.  The Legislative Action Page of the Alliance website includes  background information (scroll down on the page until you see the subject “Allow NPs/PAs to Order Home Health Services).

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Author: Pat Kelleher

Pat Kelleher is Executive Director of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.

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