US House considers Improving Care and Access to Nurses (ICAN) Act

Scope of Practice, Workforce/Access Shortage,

The Improving Care and Access to Nurses Act under consideration in the US House would reduce barriers to practice for nurse practitioners and advanced practice registered nurses, authorizing NPs to "order and supervise cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, certify when patients with diabetes need therapeutic shoes, have their patients fully included in the beneficiary attribution process for the Medicare Shared Savings Program, refer patients for medical nutrition therapy, certify and recertify a patient's terminal illness for hospice eligibility, perform all mandatory examinations in skilled nursing facilities, and more." The American Association of Nurse Practitioners supports the legislation.

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