Advanced Nurse Practitioners to Prescribe Independently in Kentucky
As of July 15th a new law has taken effect in the state of Kentucky allowing advanced practice registered nurses to prescribe independently, after prescribing under physician supervision over a period of four years.
Gov. Steve Beshear, commended the law’s ability to expand patient access to antibiotics and for drugs to treat diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension. A study released the same day also touts the benefits of having nurses manage care for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Learn more about the new legislation and the Veterans Affairs Department-funded study here