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The California nursing agency has approved rules that allow nurses to treat patients without a doctor’s supervision. It’s a move that aims to expand access to healthcare in the Golden State at a time when labor shortages are plaguing just about every corner of the healthcare system.

The vote earlier this month is one of the last major steps needed to fully implement a 2020 law that will allow nurses to practice more freely. Nurses, who have advanced degrees and training, are currently required to enter into a written agreement with a physician who oversees their work with patients.

Law is not a carte blanche

New rules can increase access to health care

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