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VA RIN: 2900-AP44 Publication ID: Fall 2015 
Title: ●Advanced Practice Registered Nurses 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its medical regulations to permit the full practice authority of all VA advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) when they are acting within the scope of their VA employment. This rulemaking would increase veterans’ access to VA health care by expanding the pool of qualified health care professionals who are fully authorized to provide comprehensive primary health care and other related health care services to veterans. This rule would permit VA to use its health care resources more effectively and in a manner that is consistent with the non-VA health care sector, while maintaining the patient-centered, safe, high quality health care that veterans receive from VA.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 17.410   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 7301    38 U.S.C. 7304    38 U.S.C. 7402    38 U.S.C. 7403   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
David J Shulkin
Under Secretary for Health
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-7000

Rebeca Isern
Regulatory Specialist
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW., Room 675C,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 261-4930