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Massachusetts NPs Granted Full Practice Authority!

Posted on 1/1/2021

The Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners is proud to report that today Governor Charlie Baker signed into law, An Act Promoting a Resilient Health Care System That Puts Patients First making Massachusetts the 23rd state in the nation to pass FPA legislation for Nurse Practitioners. 
This achievement represents an 8-year legislative effort and the contributions of countless individuals. 

From the founding members of the MCNP, to the dedicated MCNP volunteers who championed this fight and never gave up; our members who supported this work and engaged with legislators; our bill sponsors; our incredible lobbying teams over the past 25 years; institutional, organizational, and nursing supporters; key legislators; and state leaders - we are grateful to many for this Herculean effort.

There is still work ahead as regulations are promulgated and new barriers are faced, but TODAY, we can rejoice in this incredible victory for patients and what we were able to accomplish together.

Please reach out to your legislators to thank them for their support by sending a pre-formatted email through our website at: 

Until we can celebrate in person, our gratitude and best wishes for positive changes in the New Year ahead. 

Chris Malagrida, MCNP President
Stephanie Ahmed, MCNP State Legislative Policy Director
CLICK HERE for full press release from Governor Baker's office.