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NP Scope of Practice Laws


Nurse practitioner (NP) scope of practice laws vary from state-to-state. Barton Associates understands that these laws may have an impact on the locum tenens nurse practitioners we place throughout the United States and put together this handy interactive guide that offers a snapshot of each state's scope of practice laws. For more information on the specific state requirements, please review each state's Nurse Practice Act.

Interactive Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice laws chart Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Washington DC Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

This chart is for informational purposes only and is not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact the applicable nursing board or your attorney for specific legal advice.

AANP- www.aanp.org
The 2014 Pearson Report - www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781284050714/

Last Updated: 7/15/2015

Key for State Practice Laws for NPs chart

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Autonomous Practice

Nurse practitioners have plenary authority, which means they can practice independently and provide services within their education and training level. Nurse practitioners are responsible for the care they deliver.

Primary Care Provider

State statute and/or Administrative Code recognizes nurse practitioners as primary care providers.

Independent Prescribing

Nurse practitioners have authority to prescribe without physician or Board of Medicine involvement, after completing specific state requirements.

Order Physical Therapy

Nurse practitioners can make referrals for physical therapy, or a referral is not required.

Sign Death Certificate

Nurse practitioners can sign death certificates.

Sign Handicap Parking Permits

Nurse Practitioners can sign Handicap placard forms.

Sign Workers' Comp Claims

Nurse Practitioners can sign workers' compensation forms.

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