Ketamine has already been helping Utah patients for years.
The Beehive State has a longstanding problem with mental health. In 2019, Utah ranked sixth highest in the nation for its age-adjusted suicide rate, and it is currently the leading cause of death for Utah teenagers.
This bill would allow nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled substances without the supervision of a physician.
This bill expands the scope of practice for physician assistants who specialize in mental health, providing greater and more affordable access to mental health care for Utahns.
This bill expands the scope of practice for physician assistants, therefore providing greater and more affordable access to health care for Utahns.