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Omnibus medical bill set for House vote

Rep. Cary Pigman, an emergency room physician, strongly supports providing more authority to advance nurse practitioners. He told members if there was an excess of physicians then HB 7113 would not be needed. File photo by Bill Cotterell

Telemedicine was the top issue brought up during Thursday House floor discussion of an omnibus medical bill that will be up for a Friday vote.

HB 7113 was filed as a proposal that would ensure the continued operation of three HCA-run centers opposed by non-profit hospitals that argue they are a strain on resources and unnecessary. The HCA trauma centers also are facing a court challenge.

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