Dr. Christin Giordano and PPP are featured in a story in St. Joseph News-Press in Missouri and syndicated across Yahoo News. The story discusses state legislation that would increase nursing scope of practice.
Dr. Giordano discusses her concerns with the state of Missouri looking to loosen regulations for nurse practitioners, saying: “I don’t think it’s going to actually fix the whole problem. My biggest concern is that it creates this two-tiered structure where you have less supervised or less knowledgeable, less trained individuals taking care of rural patients, compared to those in a city.” Dr. Giordano also shares that there is a possibility of nurse practitioners being used in place of doctors in rural Missouri. “I supervise nurse practitioners. They are essential. We just need to figure out a way to make sure that they’re providing physician care and ways to promote that in rural areas, such as telemedicine, and expanding that radius to allow them to practice.”