Kansas grants NPs full practice authority

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill into law April 15 granting full practice authority for nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses.

This makes Kansasthe 26th state, in addition to Washington, D.C., that allows such clinicians to practice without physician supervision, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

"Kansas, like so many other states, is experiencing a healthcare shortage – especially in rural parts of the state," Ms. Kelly said in a news release. "This will improve the availability of high-quality healthcare by empowering APRNs to reduce local and regional care gaps."

Kansas is the second state to grant full practice authority this year, behind New York.

View the full list of states that grant nurse practitioners full practice authority here.

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