By Brad Bowman
According to State Senator Paul Hornback, while the Kentucky General Assembly has passed a small amount of bills, the greatest challenge will be the enormous budget.
Hornback helped sponsor Senate Bill 7, which gives nurse practitioners (APRNs) the ability to prescribe medication and see patients for preventative healthcare measures. Gov. Beshear ceremonially signed the bill Feb. 26, with Hornback and Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a registered nurse, in attendance.
The bill addresses the rise of healthcare needs.