“Experienced nurse practitioners in the state of New York will no longer need to be formally tethered to a physician in order to practice medicine starting Jan. 1.”
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A recent article in Modern Healthcare http://www.modernhealthcare.com * explained the change.

“The Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act was introduced last year and was included in the state budget ….. The law will allow NPs with more than 3,600 hours of experience to practice without a written practice agreement with a supervising physician. It does not expand NPs' scope of practice or allow them to provide additional services, according to the 3,500-member Nurse Practitioner Association New York State.”

“Given the education, training and advanced certification of NPs, written collaborative agreements no longer serves a clinical purpose…,” stated a memo on the State Assembly website. “Instead, the requirement serves as a barrier to practice and a disincentive to advanced certification, and it restricts access to healthcare for individuals and families in underserved areas of the state.”

* to read the full NYTs story “Reform Update: N.Y. law lets experienced NPs practice without supervising doctor” by Andis Robeznieks highlight and click on open hyperlink


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