Pass SB 1451 (Ashby)

Take Action to Support Legislation Facilitating AB 890 Implementation for California NPs

Please visit CANP's Action Center to contact your legislators and respectfully urge their support of SB 1451. Your engagement will help ensure California’s communities, families, and patients – especially in underserved medical deserts across the state – can access the high-quality, timely care they need. 


CANP has been working diligently to address AB 890 (Wood, 2020) implementation hurdles so that California nurse practitioners can expand access to care as intended by the law.  That's why the California Association for Nurse Practitioners and the Close the Provider Gap Coalition are strongly supporting SB 1451, authored by Senator Angelique Ashby. SB 1451 includes language to ensure the full and effective implementation of AB 890 by:

  • Recognizes "legacy certifications" for 103 NPs; 
  • Clarifies experience requirements for Transition to Practice (TTP);
  • Addresses physician liability concerns around attestation;
  • Grandparents in NPs who may have had a break in their experience;
  • Recognizes practice from other states; and,
  • Clarifies disclosures that NPs must provide to patients.

SB 1451 was passed by the Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee on April 22 with a vote of 12-0. It now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.