– In his continuing effort to discuss important issues with his constituents, Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) is holding a town hall meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, that will focus on a proposal to expand the nursing practice in Pennsylvania.
The free event will take place in the conference room of Waynesboro Hospital, 501 E. Main St. in Waynesboro
, starting at 6:30 p.m. The town hall is being hosted by the hospital’s auxiliary.
“In order to address the rising costs of health care, Pennsylvania is exploring allowing expanded practice for nurse practitioners,” said Schemel. “Currently, nurse practitioners have to work under the supervision of a doctor. A proposal to be considered by the state Legislature next year would make it possible for nurse practitioners to engage in limited clinical practice without a supervising doctor. Essentially, nurse practitioners would be able to run their own basic medical clinics. There are pros and cons to this proposal and our upcoming town hall meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to weigh in on this legislation.”
The town hall meeting is open to constituents of the 90th Legislative District and other interested members of the public.
Representative Paul Schemel
90th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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