Nurse Practitioner Practice Agreement



Nurse Practitioner Practice Agreement

QUESTION
To prepare:
• Review practice agreements in the state of Georgia, United States for Nurse Practitioners
• Identify whether your state requires physician collaboration or supervision for nurse practitioners and, if so, what those requirements are.
• Research the following:
o How do you get certified and licensed in your state?
o What is the application process for certification in your state?
o What is the primary nurse licensure office resource website in your state?
o How does your state define the scope of practice of a nurse practitioner?
o What is included in your state’s practice agreement?
o How do you get a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license?
o How does your state describe a nurse practitioner’s controlled-substance prescriptive authority and what nurse practitioner drug schedules are nurse practitioners authorized to prescribe?
o In what legislative and advocacy activities are your state nurse practitioner organization(s) involved?

Then
Post a summary of your findings on your state based on the questions listed above. Explain the types of regulations that exist and the barriers that may impact nurse practitioner independent practice in the state of Georgia. Be specific. Also, describe what surprised you from your research.

No more than 3 pages, please. 3 references
Nurse Practitioner Practice Agreement

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Nurse Practitioner Practice Agreement
Georgia is one of the United States’ fastest developing states with a very strict scope of work for its Nurse Practitioners. The state requires every nurse practitioner to hold their practice agreement on supervision (Matlick, 2020). The agreement has no number limit for physicians, also known as delegating physicians whom the NP may consult. To qualify as NP in Georgia, one should hold a master’s degree and above in nursing or have a post-master qualification. Their examinations vary according to different qualifications (Matlick, 2020). They must pay an application fee of $75, varying certification assessment fees, and a renewal fee of $65s.
The online application requires one to note their type of specialist by filling out a verification form. The form is then sent via email to the incensing agency. Non-citizens attach a document qualifying their alien status. An application fee of $60 is mandatory and then delivered to the Board headquarters in Macon (Matlick, 2020). The Georgia Board of Nursing is the state’s website for incensing nurses.
According to the state, a nursing practitioner’s scope of practice only permits the NP to issue a prescription if they are enrolled in the nurse protocol arrangement involving the MD and NP (Erin, 2020). The state only allows NPs to prescribe controlled drugs on Schedule II (Georgia. n.d.). The agreement includes an allowance for NP to sign their prescriptions without a co-signature from an MD.
For an NP to obtain a DEA number in Georgia, they make an online application through the Department of Justice website in the US. They can also call the DEA office and request a copy. After obtaining the DEA number, the NP may issue regular prescriptions and write prescriptions for Schedule 3 and 5 substances, excluding 1 and 2, which physicians only do. Georgia’s NP organizations are involved in Rule 410-110.13, which issues a Regulation of the Protocol of involvement as approved by OCG.A (Ga – Gac. n.d.).
One of the barriers regulating an NP’s independent practice in Georgia is that one must be certified by the national board and be state-licensed. They are also not permitted to employ physicians to offer them supervision. Another barrier to independent practices is the lack of financial incentives, limiting collaborative agreements (Matlick, 2020). From this research, it is surprising how lack of financial incentive may lead NPS to create means for compensating their physicians hence jeopardizing their warrants.


References
Erin. (2020, March 25). Nurse practitioner scope of practice: Georgia. ThriveAP. https://thriveap.com/blog/nurse-practitioner-scope-practice-georgia
Ga – Gac. (n.d.). GAR&R-Home. https://rules.sos.ga.gov/gac/410-11
Georgia. (n.d.). American Association of Nurse Practitioners. https://www.aanp.org/advocacy/georgia
Matlick, G. L. (2020). Barriers encountered when exploring nurse practitioner postgraduate training programs. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 33(4), 311-317. https://doi.org/10.1097/jxx.0000000000000363

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