The Virginia Association of Free & Charitable Clinics supports full implementation of HB793 (signed by the governor on 4/4/18). By allowing NPs to practice up to the full extent of their license and training, Virginia will help improve access to healthcare for thousands of vulnerable patients across the commonwealth. NPs are highly skilled and caring professionals with the best interest of patients central to their treatment plans. NPs provide high quality care often under difficult circumstances. Without their support of free clinics and our patients, hundreds if not thousands, of patients would not have access to care. VAFCC supports regulations that do not hinder access for patients or providers to delivering care.