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Michigan Senate to Consider  

Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Bill 

This week, the Michigan State Senate is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 2 , which would allow nurse practitioners in Michigan to practice independent of physician supervision and delegation. The bill, introduced by Senator Mark Jansen (R-Gaines Twp.), was approved in committee last April by a vote of 6 to 1. It could be considered on the Senate floor as early as Tuesday, November 12.

MAFP members recognize that nurse practitioners are a critical element to delivering care within a
patient care team. Team-based care has consistently proven to increase quality of care for the patient and cost-effectiveness for the health care system. As primary care practices are called upon to do more, do it better, while managing resources more wisely, this approach is important now more than ever.   

NOW is the time to act! Contact your Senator and tell him/her this bill, as written, will not address concerns surrounding primary care access, and instead could exacerbate our challenges by further fragmenting the provider network.

Speak Out!

Should you wish to voice your opposition to this legislation by sending an email or mailing a letter to your Senator, please feel free to use our prepared template.

MAFP members can access talking points  through our Advocacy Action Center
(member login and password required).
Additional questions? Please contact MAFP Director of Government Affairs Christin O'Brien at or 517.664.9082.

Want to become more involved in your Academy's advocacy efforts?

Please contact Christin O'Brien, Director of Government Affairs, at 517.664.9082 or