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Letters of Support

Washington State Senate

17 Washington state legislators signed in support of the proposed rule [RIN: 2900- AP44 - Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (81 Fed. Reg. 33155, May 25, 2016)] to allow veterans direct access to nurse practitioner care.

Native American Veterans Association

A Native American based organization that stretches its helping hand out to all tribal and non-tribal veterans and their families, they support the proposed rule on allowing nurse practitioners to assist with veteran care without a physician oversight.

VA State Senator Bryce E. Reeves

Wrote in support of the proposed rule [RIN: 2900-AP44 - Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (81 Fed. Reg. 33155, May 25, 2016)], which addresses the growing demand for timely and high-quality health care services within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

New Directions for Veterans

Founded by two formerly homeless Vietnam veterans and a local advocate for homeless persons, New Directions for Veterans supports the proposed rule on allowing nurse practitioners to assist with veteran care without a physician oversight.

Shawn Terris, Chair, Veterans Caucus of the California Democratic Party

Shawn supports the proposed rule that will allow Nurse Practitioners within the VA system to prescribe medicine and assign treatment plans as they are authorized to do so in 21 states and the District of Columbia.

Military Officers Association of America

MOAA supports the proposed rule as a way to make efficient use of professionally trained medical staff to care for our veterans.

Veterans United for Truth, Inc.

Veterans United for Truth supports the proposed rule that would allow nurse practitioners within the VA system to prescribe medicine and assign treatment plans as they are authorized to do so in 21 states and the District of Columbia.

AARP

On behalf of our nealry 38 million members, including 3.5 million veterans, AARP supports this proposed rule as a means of improving access to and choice of all four types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).

American Hospital Association

On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and our 43,000 individual members, the American Hospital Association (AHA) fully supports the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) proposed rule that would allow all advanced practice nurses (APRNs) – nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse midwives and clinical nurse specialists – to practice to the full extent of their education and training.

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Veterans Deserve Care is committed to giving America’s veterans the high-quality health care they deserve. Led by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and supported by veterans, caregivers and citizens nationwide, Veterans Deserve Care raises awareness of the need to strengthen health care for our nation’s heroes and ensure veterans have direct access to nurse practitioner care within the VA health system. We invite interested organizations to join with us. To become a supporter, please complete the form below to express your interest.



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