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Sen. Hernandez: Expand nurse practitioner duties

An influential state lawmaker is once again seeking to expand the “scope of practice” for California’s nurse practitioners, despite strong objections from the state’s leading medical organization. State Senator Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, has reintroduced legislation that would allow nurse

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Obamacare success falls on California

SACRAMENTO — Obamacare implementation in 2014 depends on injecting California adrenaline into its system, according to state Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina. An optometrist, he authored three bills to advance the Affordable Care Act, the reform’s official name. “The success

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Speaker Perez’s spokesman behind Optometrist ads

An optometrist by profession, as well as Former president of the  California Optometric Association, Sen. Ed Hernandez has authored SB 492, which would greatly expand the scope of practice for optometrists, allowing them to perform as ophthalmologists, even though they are

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Doctors rip idea of nurses playing doctor

Medical doctors have qualifications no other medical employee has: four years of college, four years of medical school, three to four years of a residency program. Some also go on to a several-year fellowship for additional training in sub-specialties. That’s 12

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Nurse practitioner bill on life support in Assembly

SACRAMENTO – With Obamacare set to go into effect in January, state lawmakers anticipate millions of residents with newly obtained health insurance will tap California’s already stretched health care resources. In preparation, Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, who is an

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