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RNs can now prescribe birth control in California


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Registered Nurses in California will now be able to write prescriptions for birth control.

On September 22, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed law AB2348, allowing RNs to dispense the pill, rings and patches, according to an Associated Press report on ABC News.

The bill, put forth in August of this year, was similar to a bill Brown vetoed last year. The new bill included additional language that was negotiated between the governor’s office and health care interest groups.

Do you see this as a precedent that could spread to other states across the country? Let us know in the comments.


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