How removing the CAPA-CS can improve access to care.
When APRNs are allowed to practice to the full extent of their training and education -- patients win. Nearly 90 HPSAs (Health Provider Shortage Areas) occur in both urban and rural parts of our state leaving too many Kentuckians searching for providers. Recently, two more states have taken steps to modernize their law, remove barriers to patient care and allow NPs Full Practice Authority.
In September of last year, Dr. Elizabeth Partin detailed the need for legislative action to end the CAPA-CS requirement for APRNs in an advocacy video for the Kentucky Nurses Association.