New legislation was adopted by the State Legislature in 2023 that will allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to request a waiver from the State Board of Nursing and the State Board of Healing Arts if you cannot find a collaborating physician within 75-miles of your practice/patients.

When requesting the waiver, you must write to BOTH boards. You can send your requests here:

Also please copy the Missouri Nurses Association team:

In your request for a waiver, please explain what issues you have occurred with the mileage restriction that has prevented you from seeing patients.

MONA continues to work with both boards to totally remove the mileage restrictions as well as other barriers to care for APRN’s. To become more involved in the upcoming legislative session, please join MONA’s Advocacy/Governmental Affairs Committee.