Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners Action Center
Support HB 1640 & SB 1178
In 2018, the Virginia General Assembly passed HB 793, a groundbreaking piece of legislation that allows Nurse Practitioners with 5 or more years of clinical experience (that is, 9,000 or more hours) to apply for autonomous practice licensure.
As NPs prepare to transition into autonomous practice - and perhaps open their own practices! - it is crucial that they receive reimbursement for the services that they render. Virginia House Bill 1640 and Senate Bill 1178, sponsored by Delegate Ransone and Senator Sturtevant respectively, would ensure that NPs are able to bill insurance directly through their National Provider Identifier (NPI) number. Please ask your legislators to support our efforts by sending a message to them today!