Under a law that takes effect Jan. 1, advanced practice nurses in Illinois will be allowed to prescribe medications, diagnose ailments and refer patients to specialists and therapists. In addition, they will be able to determine disabilities for identification cards and license plates.
It all started last night. My poor mom was nearly unrecognizable on the phone, all stuffed up and coughing. Then, on my ride into work, I scanned the headlines (“One of the earliest and worst seasons in years!”) and started to get alarmed. Suddenly the usual chorus of wintertime commuter sniffles seemed more and more ominous. Hello, hand sanitizer.
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