Nurse Practitioner-Physician Collaboration Requirements by State

A state by state look at physician oversight requirements for nurse practitioners.

    • April 26, 2010

The scope of practice for APRNs varies widely across the United States. For example, in some states, nurse practitioners need a written agreement with a physician to diagnose, treat, and prescribe. In other states, they can practice independently. And some states require physician collaboration only for nurse practitioners to prescribe.

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