Key findings from RAND Health Report and additional research supporting Full Practice Authority in Ohio.
Removing unnecessary regulatory restrictions on APRNs could help Ohioans receive quality, affordable and accessible health care.
- By removing these outdated laws Ohio would increase access to primary care and reduce emergency department visits by approximately 70,000 per year.
- 1.5 Million Ohio residents would potentially report better access to care.
- Cost savings to Ohioans to be in the millions of dollars
- More than 40% of states allow APRNs to practice and prescribe without regulated supervision agreements.
- 12 states are currently working on legislation to modernize nurse practice acts.
The Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN), expects the cost savings to Ohio to be in the millions based on the Medicaid and Medicare fee schedules, and the high cost of ED visits compared to the lower cost of primary care visits.