State-funded nursing care for family, friends approved

A bill meant to clarify permitted practices under the Nebraska Nurse Practitioner Act was given final approval April 4.

Hoskins Sen. Dave Bloomfield said he introduced LB1083 to clarify for the state Department of Health and Human Services that they may hire licensed nurses to provide home health care to family members or friends.

The bill passed on a 45-0 vote and takes effect immediately.

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