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Georgia Chapter of GAPNA

VA APRN's and Full Practice Authority

Posted almost 3 years ago by Katherine Abraham Evans

This concept got endorsement last fall, through an independent assessment of the VA. It has now been sent to USDP of VA to Office of Management and Budget to assess cost of implementation. 

We are being asked to pre-submit a comment to the VA (link below); MORE comments are better and there is highly organized opposition to this.

Some talking points when submitting comments:
VA is last of federal authorities to grant full practice authority to APRN's. APRN's have full practice authority in military, Indian Health Services etc. so the VA is behind. And Veterans have to wait longer to access care because of this restriction.