May 14, 2021
The Alliance for Connected Care is endorsing North Carolina’s SAVE Act (SB 249/HB 277), which would grant Full Practice Authority to the state’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). The Alliance is a 501(c)(6) organization representing insurers, health systems, and technology innovators that promotes safe, high quality care using telehealth. Its board members include organizations such as Stanford Health Care, CVS Health, Amazon, and Walmart, among others.
“APRNs are an essential component to expanding access to care through the use of telehealth, especially for patients who live in hard-to-reach areas or experiencing provider shortages in their area. APRNs have also been critical to expanding access to care throughout the pandemic. Allowing APRNs to practice at the top of their licenses means allowing them to use all of their education and training to care for patients. Removing restrictions on APRNs to allow them to practice to the full extent of their education and training would increase consumer access to quality health care, address persisting barriers to care for vulnerable populations and/or patients living in provider shortage areas, and reduce unnecessary health care costs.”
Alliance for Connected Care
The Alliance has submitted letters of support for the SAVE Act to both Rep. Tim Moore, NC House Speaker, and Sen. Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore. Click here and here to read those letters. This new endorsement makes the Alliance the 17th organization joining the bill’s coalition of support from outside the nursing profession.
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