INTERACTIVE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) SCOPE OF PRACTICE LAW GUIDE
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.
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.
The 2012 Pearson Report - www.webnponline.com
The Nurse Practitioner's 24th Annual Legislative Update - www.tnpj.com
Last Updated: 3/20/2014
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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.
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.