Nurse practitioners are required to establish a collaborative agreement with a physician in order to practice.
State statute and/or Administrative Code does not define whether nurse practitioners can be peimary care providers.
Nurse practitioners must have a collaborative agreement woth a physician or a physician's supervision/delegation in order to prescribe drugs
Nurse practitioners can make referrals for physical therapy, or a refferal is not required
Only a licensed physician can sign death certificates
Nurse Practitioners can't sign Handicap placard forms
Nurse Practitioners can't sign workers' compensation forms.
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.
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Last Updated: 7/24/2015