Senate Committee Moves CRNP Independent Practice Bill
Written by Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Association Affairs, Andy Sandusky

April 4, 2019

The Pennsylvania Senate Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure approved Senate Bill 25 with two no votes. SB 25 provides CRNPs with independent practice by removing the collaborative agreement requirement with a physician when a CRNP is making acts of medical diagnosis and prescribing.

POMA officially thanked the two Senators voting no of whom included Senator John Gordner (R-Columbia) and Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland). POMA also thanks those DOs that answered the call to action that was sent to them using our new advocacy software, VoterVOICE! We targeted only those DOs who live in the districts of targeted Senators. Over 300 DOs answered this call! It is too early to tell if SB 25 will be voted on by the full Senate. If POMA believes a Senate vote is imminent, we will send a new action alert for POMA members to contact their Senators. Please stay tuned…