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Advanced practice nurses have provided safe and effective care in the United States for over four decades. When the Affordable Care ACT was fully implemented in 2014 over 30 million Americans gained coverage under the law. 27 States plus the D.C. have removed restrictions  for access to APNs. New Jersey APNs currently still have barriers to practice which include requirements for having a joint protocol agreement with a physician, inability to admit patients into hospice or home health and restrictions by insurance companies. There is currently a shortage of physicians and the restriction to APN practice limits patients access to care. Advanced practice nurses should be allowed to practice to their full scope of education and training.

We would like to make the decision-making process as easy as possible for you. Here is some information that will provide a broader understanding as to why removing these barriers will disencumber Advanced Practice Nurses to do what they are educated, licensed and and trained to do. In so doing, we immediately supply New Jersey with close to 10,000 additional high quality, cost effective healthcare providers.

Assembly Bill 2286

Senate Bill S1522   

White Paper III

NJ Medical Society and a host of other organized physician groups under the name "Access To Care Coalition" (ATCC) have penned a scurrilous and false "Fact" sheet meant to cast doubt on the information in the White Paper III. It was sent to all of the legislators mid May. We are in a healthcare crisis of access. This is the time to streamline, modernize and utilize all hands on deck. This is NOT the time for a turf war! 

Here are the NJ APN attestation of facts. 

APN Response to (ATCC)

State Policy Response To Covid 19 Potential Benefits of Continuing FPA for Primary Care



State Testimonies:

Empower President Russ Latino. Russ has overseen economic and health care initiatives nationally as a vice president at Stand Together.   His work has been published in The Wall Street JournalUSA TodayNational ReviewWashington Examiner and The Hill, among other publications.  He’s frequently appeared on nationally syndicated radio program and served as a national spokesman with outlets like Politico and Bloomberg. Here he testifies in support of full practice authority for nurse practitioners at a MS Senate Public Health & Welfare hearing on January 26, 2022. WATCH

Think Tank Leader Testimony

Vicente Gracias MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM, Professor, Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolSenior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Vice President for Health Affairs, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Gracias gave a powerful testimony in support of full practice authority for New Jersey APNs at the Senate Health Committee  at the Senate Health Committee Meeting on Dec 15, 2022. LISTEN: There are 2 parts. 

Vincente Gracias MD Rutgers .mp3  and  Vincente Gracias MD Testimony Part 2 .mp3


  • The Economic Burden and Practice Restrictions Associated With Collaborative Practice Agreements: A National Survey of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses  Economic Burdon of CPA.pdf
  • Americans for Prosperity and Concerned Veterans for America, 

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