Kentucky Gives APRNs Authority to Write Prescriptions

APRNs in Kentucky now have the authority to write prescriptions for non-scheduled drugs due to a new bill which allows APRNs to collaborate with physicians to prescribe drugs. The aim of the bill is to improve patient access to high-quality primary care and medications. After four years of writing prescriptions under the supervision of physicians, APRNs will be allowed to prescribe routine medications independently. In Connecticut, Governor Malloy’s administration has proposed a law which would allow APRNs to independently treat patients and prescribe medications. 

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