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Professor Barbara Safriet receives 3 national awards for health law policy work

October 02, 2013

In recent months, Visiting Professor of Law Barbara Safriet has received no less than 3 awards from national nursing associations honoring her work in health law.

Inaugural Honorary Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

“Professor Safriet has long been an advocate of NPs and has championed our causes, such as reducing regulatory barriers to scope of practice and prescriptive authority, and full compensation for care by NPs, particularly by third party payers. Her 2002 article in the Yale Journal of Regulation, “Closing the Gap Between Can and May in Health-Care Providers’ Scopes of Practice: A Primer for Policymakers,” was a seminal publication in the area of health workforce regulation. More recently, Safriet has been lauded for her paper commissioned by and included in the 2010 Institute of Medicine report on “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health”. Her paper titled “Federal Options for Maximizing the Value of Advanced Practice Nurses in Providing Quality, Cost-Effective Health Care” is widely quoted in health policy arenas.” Read more.

Honorary Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing

“Barbara Safriet, currently a visiting professor of health law at Lewis & Clark Law School, is a tireless advocate for decades for health care providers practicing to their full scope of practice. Her work strongly supports the contributions of advanced practice nurses and challenges unnecessary barriers that prevent patients from receiving the best health care possible. ‘She bridged the chasm between health professional practice, law and regulation in ways that are strategic, pragmatic and sustaining.’ ” Read more.

Inaugural Jan Towers Pinnacle Award for Health Policy Advocacy from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

“For her continuous, effective advocacy of rational federal and state regulation of health care providers, all geared toward increasing the public’s access to high-quality, affordable health services.” Read more.

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