The following are states pursuing legislation that would lessen restrictions for nurse practitioners, as reported Becker's since Feb. 27:
- Wisconsin: Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would create an advanced practice registered nurse license and allow these APRNs to work without a collaborating physician.
- Michigan: Legislators have recently introduced a bill that would allow nurse practitioners to practice with fewer restrictions.
- Oklahoma: Lawmakers are pushing for a bill that would allow nurse practitioners to prescribe certain medications without a supervising physician.
- Missouri: New legislation would allow nurse practitioners to practice without a collaborating physician.