Barriers to autonomous practice

  • Abstract

    This article describes a Washington State law enacted in 2000 that mandated indirect physician involvement and a study on whether or not this eliminated barriers to nurse practitioner (NP) practice. The study also investigated the impact this had on Schedule II-IV prescriptive authority for NPs. Using the research from this article in testimony, NPs were able to eliminate the indirect physician involvement requirement in 2005.

  • Authors:

    Kaplan L, Brown MA, Andrilla CHA, Hart LG

  • Journal/Publisher:

    Nurse Pract

  • Edition:

    Jan 2006. 31(1):57-63

  • Link to Article

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  • Citation:

    Kaplan L, Brown MA, Andrilla CHA, Hart LG. Barriers To Autonomous Practice. Nurse Pract. Jan 2006 31(1):57-63

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