California El Camino Real Association of Occupational Health Nurses

SB 323 Message from CANP - Passes First Test

Posted about 4 years ago by Denise Souza

SB 323 Passes First Test

Senate Bill 323, the measure which would grant full practice authority to California nurse practitioners, passed its first legislative test today when the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development approved the measure. While the bill passed this committee, it's clear some legislators don't know what nurse practitioners do every day, making it critical for our members to continue educating their elected officials.

Co-authored by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) and Assemblymember Susan Eggman (D-Stockton), the bill has now been referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Should the bill be approved by the Appropriations Committee, it would likely then be referred for a floor vote by the full Senate.

As the bill makes its way through the legislative process, grassroots outreach by CANP members to their local state legislators continues to be critical. Members should coordinate outreach activities through their chapter's designated legislative representative, or contact CANP Grassroots Coordinator Stephanie Tseu ( for assistance. CANP's Senate Bill 323 Resource Center contains tools and information to help you make the case for the bill.


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