It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been unprecedented – in fact, we hear that term so much that it hardly seems apt anymore to begin to describe the last 12 months. COVID-19 has been the grim centerpiece of much of that year, and, like many nonprofits, JOF has had to work hard to keep serving our constituents in this continually challenging environment.
However, thanks to you – our volunteers, donors, sponsors, students, preceptors, and team – we have weathered this storm. And we’re proud to say that we still managed to accomplish a fair amount.
While the headlines have been full of COVID and the election of late, there’s one story that will likely stand out to California nurse practitioners: AB 890.
Assembly Bill 890 was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on September 29 and makes California the 23rd state in the U.S. to offer Full Practice Authority (FPA) to NPs. It goes into effect in January 2023, with implementation details to be developed over the next two years.
Our world has turned into a very different place in the month since we sent you our last newsletter.
Many of you are on the front lines of your community’s — and our nation’s—response to the COVID-19 health crisis. You are working in hospitals, clinics, private practice, and elsewhere. Some are working in offices, senior and childcare centers, and other places of care. And that doesn’t include the care you are providing to your own family, neighbors, friends, and often strangers.
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