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AAO Successfully Advocates for AOBNMM Certification at COMS

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In accord with the AAO's advocacy efforts in March, the finalized COCA standards recommend that OMM/OPP Department chairs should be certified by AOBNMM. Read more →

VA Grants Full Practice Rights to APRNs

Posted 1:29 PM by
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule this week that will provide certain advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) with full practice authority within VA facilities. The rule pre-empts state scope of practice laws regulating medical care for services provided as part of an individual’s scope of employment within the VA system. The proposed rule would have allowed full independent practice for certified registered nurse anesthetists; they were removed from the final rule and their practice will remain under physician oversight. Read more →