As you are aware, in order to increase access and staffing flexibility during the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Baker issued an Executive Order on March 26, 2020 temporarily suspending the requirements for physician supervision and written guidelines for prescriptive practice for APRNs who have at least 2 years of supervised practice experience.
As we continue our fight for Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners in Massachusetts after this order expires, it will be important to capture and document the daily contributions that NPs are making NOW to the health and wellness of our patients - and highlight how lifting practice restrictions has impacted this.
We ask that you take a few minutes to reflect and share your story about your work during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the lifting of practice restrictions is having a positive impact on patient access, continuity of care, and care outcomes and why this needs to be permanently legislated into law.
For those who are interested, we are also collecting pictures for an AARP blog that will be promoting the temporary lifting of practice restrictions and encourage you to submit a photograph of yourself at work/in gear/in the community.
If you choose to submit a picture, we will forward a release form from AARP to use your picture. You will need to provide the names and permission of all individauls in the photo as well as the photographer.
CLICK HERE to share your story.
The Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners