Healthcare Providers

Bill will help Virginia’s health care system

Our health care system depends on the knowledge and clinical expertise of nurse practitioners to meet today’s patient and public health needs.

The faith that patients have in NPs is evidenced by the more than 1.02 billion visits made annually to NPs across the country. As members of the health care industry in Virginia, we strive to ensure we meet the needs of all our patients. Unfortunately, current state laws prevent us from doing our job as we were educated and trained, but HB 793, which passed the House and is making its way through the General Assembly, could change that.

By 2030, Virginia will need at least a 30 percent increase in primary care providers; that growth...