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Nurse practitioners fight supervisory restrictions, say they could treat more patients


To ease the medical staffing crunch, Gov. Bill Lee has twice lifted restrictions on who can provide patient care, including students in health care, retired staff, and doctors and nurses not licensed in Tennessee.Executive Order No. 83, issued Aug. 6, eased the restrictions again for these groups but did not ease supervisory restrictions on nurse practitioners. It is in effect until Oct. 5.

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