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HCW-00037 The Community Clinic Of High Point (Ferree, Bette)

Submission Number: 00037
Received:4/9/2015 5:38:16 PM
Commenter: BetteFerree
Organization:The Community Clinic of High Point
State:North Carolina

Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative:FTC, DOJ to Host Second Public Workshop on Examining U.S. Health Care Competition; Project No. P13-1207
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I N.C. I can not volunteer to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner unless I have a physician to sign my collaborative agreement. As a retired Family Nurse Practitioner, I choose to volunteer my time with the indigent population in High Point. The hospitals within N.C. have contracts with their physicians that will not allow collaboration with a Nurse Practitioner since I am not employed within their facility. Our local indigent population is in immediate need for health care at the local clinic, and I am unable to volunteer. In N.C. the Nurse Practitioners should not have these barriers to practice so that all of our residents have access to care.
Updated April 7, 2016