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Collaborative Agreement Nurse Practitioner Alabama

Q: How many nurses can a doctor supervise? Q: Can a doctor with a limited license work with a nurse? A: The legend and the controlled medications that a nurse can prescribe are indicated in the cooperation agreements and forms. To prescribe controlled substances, nurses must apply for and be licensed. To prescribe List II controlled substances, a nurse must also apply for and be approved by a nurse. For more information, visit the Board`s website on controlled substance certificates. Currently, nurses can only prescribe certain medications to treat obesity. See board Rules, Chapter 540-X-17 for more information on prescribing obesity/weight loss. With the fourth highest obesity rate in our country and more than 25 percent of its residents` smokers, it is believed that Alabama needs nurses more than ever to fight chronic diseases. However, Alabama is infamous for laws that limit the scope of NP practice and miss the benefits nurses have to offer. How do laws in Alabama regulate NPs? A: The determination is not based on the number of people. The Board of Directors limits one physician to the supervision of a total of 160 “full-time equivalents” (RTDs) hours per week by mid-level practitioners. Mid-level practitioners include RNPs, NJCs and P.A. County and state health authorities are exempt from this rule.

Please contact our office if you have any further questions about this. Alabama state law requires that a cooperating physician be available to the NP, either in person or by telephone, for consultation. The cooperating doctor must be on site at least 10% of the time spent with the nurse and check at least 10% of the NP diagrams. Nursing practitioners in Alabama have some significant hurdles to overcome. I hope that legislators will further relax the rules applicable to PRs so that they can fully achieve their performance. PRs with a cooperation agreement may prescribe medicinal products subject to medical prescription, provided that the type, dosage, quantity prescribed and number of refills are approved in an approved protocol signed by the cooperating physician and the medicinal product on the list of medicinal products recommended by the Joint Committee and accepted by the Board of Directors of Physicians and the Board of Nursing. . . .

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