March 19, 2013 (Federal Trade Commission) Federal Trade Commission staff, in response to a request from Connecticut State Representative Theresa W. Conroy, provided comments on the likely competitive impact of Connecticut House Bill 6391,
stating that eliminating the requirement that Advanced Practice
Registered Nurses (APRNs) have collaborative agreements with physicians
in order to practice independently could benefit Connecticut health
care consumers by expanding choices for patients, containing costs, and
improving access to primary health care services.