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Hence, the theme of my message is to call for the enactment of a federal law that will explicitly require the recognition of APNs as legitimate primary healthcare (PHC) providers. This message is important in four ways. First, it will help address the shortage of PHC physicians and will maximize the APNs who can provide PHC with the same ability and competence (Brooten et al, 2004; Hansen-Turton, Ware, & McClellan, 2010; Sargen, Hooker, & Cooper, 2011).