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Senate Approves Bill Affecting Nurses

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate approved a measure Thursday that would allow nurse practitioners statewide to dispense medicine.

Senate President Peter Courtney, who sponsored Senate Bill 8, says there are not enough doctors to treat everyone.

Legislators say nurse practitioners in rural counties already are allowed to dispense medicine. Senate Bill 8 would grant that authority statewide.

The measure now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.

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  1. Postone says:

    Wow, the powers that be actually did something that makes sense! I’m in awe….

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