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July 14, 2011

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Legislative Amendments Facilitate Expansion of Nurse Practitioners’ Role in Hospitals

Jesstina McFadden, Joshua Liswood

In April 2011, the Ontario government proposed legislative amendments intended to expand the role of nurse practitioners (“NPs”) in Ontario hospitals.  On July 1, 2011, key provisions which permit NPs to discharge patients, treat hospital in-patients, order laboratory tests within...

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