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Connecticut Expands Advanced Practice Providers’ Scope of Practice to Include Certain Forms of Abortion

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont recently signed legislation to expand the scope of practice of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), nurse-midwives, and physician assistants (PAs) to perform certain forms of abortion.

Effective July 1, 2022, APRNs, nurse-midwives, and PAs (in addition to physicians) are permitted to perform medication and aspiration abortions under and in accordance with the providers’ respective licensing rules and regulations. This new law aligns with current practice permitted by a Connecticut State Attorney General’s Opinion from 2001. The new legislation also allows APRNs, nurse-midwives, and PAs to consult with patients regarding the decision to terminate a pregnancy. Additionally, the legislation clarifies that physicians are permitted to perform all types of abortions in Connecticut.

Copyright © 2022 Robinson & Cole LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 139
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Yelena Greenberg Healthcare Attorney Robinson Cole Law Firm
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Yelena Greenberg advises hospitals, academic medical centers, nursing homes, physician groups, and university health centers and clinical programs on a broad range of health law issues. Lena is a member of the firm’s Health Law Group.

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Lena advises health care clients on various privacy-based regulatory matters, including compliance with the 

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its intersection with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the 21st...

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