Pa. law gives prescription power to n...

Pa. law gives prescription power to nurse-midwives

There are 5 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Apr 10, 2009, titled Pa. law gives prescription power to nurse-midwives. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

A law that empowers hundreds of nurse-midwives to prescribe drugs finally is in effect, ending Pennsylvania's distinction as the only state that barred the practice.

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Baltimore, MD

#1 Apr 11, 2009
It is about time to grant these highly qualified professionals the authority to practice their profession as they are trained. Why would anyone risk their professional license to write ill advised prescriptions?
Big difference

Reading, PA

#2 Apr 11, 2009
There is a huge difference between someone with a midwife cert and a doctorate in medicine. This is just like the stupid motorcycle helmet law; reacting to the wrong voices. If our government keeps making decisions that have no basis in sound logic, God help us.

Since: Dec 07

Arlington, VA

#3 Apr 11, 2009
The "stupid motorcycle law" is a legitimate attempt by the government to increase the odds that a citizen will survive an accident when they are too dumb or stubborn to realize that a helmet can make "a huge difference"-- between life and death. Which would a biker's family and friends prefer?

Kissimmee, FL

#4 Apr 11, 2009
Nurses, at least, know more that many doctors about specific patients as they spend more time with them. Midwives should be restricted to only the meds associated with their professional work.

As to the helmet law tossed into this discussion: one shock trauma unit near York has a "code" for a non-helmeted rider coming in, "Potential donor arriving." Your choice, but being young does not make one invincible, but does provide for good organ donations.
#5 Sep 24, 2013
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