Theresa Gavarone

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, June 6:

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A study shows the country is on the verge of a doctor shortage, but one lawmaker in Ohio says she has a plan to fill the gap. The new bill is just the latest attempt to expand the authority of advance practice nurses.

Republican Representative Theresa Gavarone wants to allow advanced practice registered nurses, or APRNs, to independently take care of patients without “mandatory collaboration agreements” with doctors.

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Ohio’s child support system hasn’t been updated since 1992. Some Ohio lawmakers say it’s time for changes. 

Republican Rep. Theresa Gavarone’s bill updates the economic tables used to calculate child support, caps shared childcare expenses and adjusts payments for parents who share custody.