Nurse practitioners fight supervisory restrictions, say they could treat more patients

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 13, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: August 13, 2021 4:00 AM CT

In 24 states, nurse practitioners are allowed to practice independently, without supervision by physicians. During the pandemic, 15 other states loosened restrictions to give them more autonomy.


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Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers business news and features for The Daily Memphian.


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