Assembly Bill 890 assures direct access to care for Californians by removing antiquated barriers to nurse practitioner practice.
Authored by Assemblymember Jim Wood, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Health, AB 890 will garner significant opposition from organized medicine. Grassroots outreach to legislators is critical.
On May 16, the Assembly Committee on Appropriations designated AB 890 as a two-year bill, meaning it will not advance this year, but remains eligible to be taken up in the second-year of the current two-year legislative session. The measure had previously passed out of the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions by a vote of 16-0 on April 9.
Following the action by the Appropriations Committee, CANP leaders have immediately engaged in analyzing the outcome, and continue to work behind the scenes on procuring additional support. While next steps are being plotted, CANP members and allies should continue to engage in grassroots outreach to their state legislators:
Visit the Assembly Bill 890 toolkit to explore resources that CANP has developed to assist with your outreach efforts. Learn more details about AB 890 and the process to date through these responses to frequently asked questions.