WACEP and its lobbyist are encouraging the Governor to veto Senate Bill 394. This bill takes physicians out of patient care and jeopardizes patient safety. From independent practice without any physician involvement to prescribing privileges that are regulated solely by the state’s Board of Nursing, this bill disrupts the cooperative and collaborative team-based model of health care that makes Wisconsin a leader in patient care. WACEP believes that Emergency Care is best led by an emergency physician and that the best solutions to increase access to care in rural areas does not include complete advanced practice nurse independence. Passage of this bill will translate into nurse practitioners working independently in your local urgent care or an emergency department with no physician involvement or backup.