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As Nurse Practitioners Try to Shake Free of Doctors, Kansas Physicians Resist

Many nurses eventually work on master's or doctorate degrees to become nurse practitioners.  (Photo by Bethany Wood, for the Kansas News Service)

In Kansas, nurse practitioners effectively need permission from doctors to work. Many nurses and public health experts say the rules do little more than limit patient options and sometimes cut into nurses’ earnings. Celia Llopis-Jepsen of the Kansas News Service reports.

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