Advanced practice registered nurses would be authorized to sign myriad health-related forms under a bill heard recently by a Nevada state Senate committee.

“Nevadans are challenged to access basic health care,” said Senate Co-Majority Whip Joyce Woodhouse, D-Henderson. She explained that the bill would make the system more efficient and timely, particularly in rural areas.

Legislation passed in 2013 gives APRNs authority to practice outside the confines of a doctor’s office as a way to expand access to health care. But many forms require the signature of a physician.

SOURCE:, March 31, 2017