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
Edition:Jan 2006. 31(1):57-63
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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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