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Vote No on HR 6087: Reckless Scope of Practice Legislation

The Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act (HR 6087) was rushed to the floor of the House of Representatives and passed unanimously. The bill now moves to the Senate. If passed, this bill would allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to diagnose, prescribe, treat, and certify an injury and extent of disability for purposes of compensating federal workers under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. Not only does H.R. 6087 threaten patients’ health and safety, but its dangerous approach has also been shown to lead to increased health care costs while doing little to expand access, particularly in rural and underserved areas. Tell congress to vote no on HR 6087 to prevent this reckless legislation from passing.