Conn. Bill Would Boost Health Care Competition, FTC Says

Law360, New York (March 20, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that a Connecticut proposal to allow advanced practice registered nurses to provide care independently without collaborating with doctors could promote competition, increase health care options and benefit consumers in the state.

Responding to a request from a state legislator, FTC staff said a proposed state law seemed likely to lead to greater health care choices for consumers in the state, the FTC said in a statement. The proposal — Connecticut House Bill 6391 — would eliminate requirements that force advanced...
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