RCRC is requesting that Governor Newsom sign into law Assembly Bill 890, authored by Assembly Member Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg).  AB 890 allows Nurse Practitioners (NPs) that meet specified requirements to practice independently and without physician and surgeon supervision.

Specifically, AB 890 authorizes a certified NP to practice without physician supervision in limited practice settings, and beginning January 1, 2023, allows an NP that has completed a three-year transition to practice, to also provide health care services outside of the limited practice settings.

Due to California’s significant shortage of health service providers in underserved and rural areas, many children and adults face significant challenges accessing quality services. AB 890 will help bridge the access gap by allowing NPs to provide full healthcare services in areas where physician care is unfeasible.

RCRC’s request for signature letter can be accessed here. AB 890 was supported by RCRC throughout the legislative process and currently awaits consideration by Governor Newsom. Please contact Tracy Rhine, RCRC Legislative Advocate, at (916) 447-4806 or trhine@rcrcnet.org for more information.