CUT RED TAPE, EXPAND ACCESS TO CARE FOR HOOSIERS!
Indiana General Assembly is in the second half and things are moving
fast. AARP Indiana has been at the Statehouse advocating for the 50-plus population on
the issues that matter to them and their families.
These issues range in topics, but all of them can have a
significant impact on Hoosiers across the state. One
of those issues is Senate Bill 394, which removes unnecessary barriers for Advanced Practice Registered
APRNs are educated and trained to provide high-quality, primary health care. They must meet strong educational standards and adhere to professional oversight. Like most healthcare professionals, they work in collaboration with physicians, diagnose and manage patients' care, and prescribe medications.
Currently APRNs are required to have a lifelong practice agreement with a physician, but these contracts often cost a lot of money and restrict APRNs from fully utilizing their training. Senate Bill 394 will eliminate unnecessary red tape and increase access to care.
This legislation will be up for a vote in the House soon and we need you to let your legislators know that you support joining the 22 states that have removed statutory barriers restricting APRNs. Tell them you want increased access to health care in our communities!