Gov. Parson to meet with over 150 APRN's Wed 3/22 in Jeff City

This week, Governor Parson will be speaking with over a hundred Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN's) in Jefferson City on Wednesday March 22. APRNs seek support for the passage of two bills. These bills would significantly improve health care access for all Missourians.

Missouri has one of the worst morbidity and mortality rates in the country. They need to know it's going to become worse, as Physicians are retiring faster than they are graduating new Physicians. The nationwide shortage of health care professionals—a so-called "Great Resignation" of providers—is impacting patient care in ways large and small, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll shows. Like the 41 other states that have delivered a solution, many Missouri Legislators have chosen to ignore solutions. Missourians need information and education on how to improve their own Health Care situation by reaching out to their legislators.

House Bill  271 and Senate Bill 79 are in the process of being heard in Legislative Committees and soon could be going to the House and Senate floors. The passage of these bills would remove restrictions on Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' (APRNs) ability to practice independently,  making over 14,0000 health care providers available to many many more Missouri citizens. Sadly, Missouri is 43/50 states in healthcare for morbidity and mortality outcomes. 

Utah changed their Laws last week.  The "Heal Texas" legislation is a great example of improving health care access. Kansas improved their laws last Fall and like 41 of 50 other states, APRNs now have Full Practice Authority. Many APRNs have left practicing in Missouri and have taken their skills, knowledge, and abilities to Kansas, Illinois, Iowa and soon Arkansas. Missourians' health care system can't afford these additional loss of providers.

Please help Missourians to become informed how they can improve their health!