Sep. 05, 2019

WAYNESBORO – State Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) will discuss initiatives to expand the role of certified nurse practitioners during a town hall Thursday, Sept. 12.

The meeting will be held in the Waynesboro Hospital board conference room from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Pennsylvania Senate has advanced legislation to allow nurse practitioners to practice independently after an initial, three-year period with a physician. Senate Bill 25 was referred to the House’s Professional Licensure Committee in June.

“The idea of increasing authority given to nurse practitioners has been floated as a way to improve access to primary care in rural areas. I look forward to hearing thoughts from the people of southern Franklin County during this town hall,” Schemel said.

Schemel will answer questions presented by attendees.

The Sept. 12 meeting is the third of Schemel’s four town hall meetings in 2019. The final one will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Cumberland Valley Christian School, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg, with the topic of universal preschool.

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Representative Paul Schemel
90th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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