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Illinois Governor Signs Bill Granting Nurse Practitioners Full Practice Authority

Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Earlier this summer AmSpa reported that the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill granting APRNs full practice authority. Governor Rauner signed the bill late last week, which means that once the revised Illinois Nurse Practice Act goes into effect on January 1, 2018 nurse practitioners in the state will officially have much more autonomy in what they can do.

Watch AmSpa Founder/Director Alex Thiersch weigh in on this latest news.

To see what this could mean for Illinois nurse practitioners, read more at AmSpa NOW!

Illinois is the 24th state plus the District of Columbia to grant full practice authority to APRNs. The full list includes:
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Vermont
  • Washington D.C.
  • Washington state
  • Wyoming

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