The FTC said in a letter that the bill, which was approved by the Senate last Thursday, "threatens to raise costs, limit access, and reduce choices for Missouri patients" and that the bill's effects "would likely be felt most acutely by Missouri's most vulnerable populations — the elderly, the disadvantaged, and rural citizens."
Under the bill, only licensed physicians would be able to administer pain management techniques, such as using radiofrequency waves to burn away nerves and injecting drugs into the spinal column. The bill would not apply to certified registered nurse anesthetists or anesthesiologist assistants providing surgical, obstetrical or post-operative pain control.
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