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Guidance on issues related to the operation of your practice is available through a number of sources. Use the links below to find information on legal requirements, practice standards and other matters vital to your profession. Can’t find what you’re looking for? CANP members can use our online forms to Ask a Practice Question, or Ask a Legal Question.
The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is a state governmental agency established by law to protect the public by regulating the practice of registered and advanced practice nurses.
The Department of Consumer Affairs helps consumers learn how to protect themselves from unscrupulous and unqualified individuals. The Department also protects professionals from unfair competition by unlicensed practitioners.
The Department of Health Care Services works closely with health care professionals, county governments and health plans to provide a health care safety net for California’s low-income and persons with disabilities.
The Department of Public Health works to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent disease, protect the public from unhealthy environments, and provide access to quality health services.
AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 nurses who are charged with the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients.
AANP formed in 1985 as the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners to provide NPs with a unified way to network and advocate for NP issues on a national level. In 2012, the organization merged with the American College of Nurse Practitioners, a national, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to ensure a solid policy and regulatory foundation that enables nurse practitioners to continue providing accessible, high quality health care to the nation. The merged organizations took the name American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) promotes high-quality, compassionate care for all Californians who are seriously ill or approaching the end of life.
CCCC is a statewide collaborative of organizations and individuals representing healthcare providers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospices, consumers, state agencies and others.
Since 1998, CCCC has played a unique and vital role in improving care for people with advanced and terminal illness. We understand that changing the model for end-of-life care involves not only families, but healthcare providers and state policy makers. CCCC is tackling this issue on all three fronts, addressing the diverse needs of patients and loved ones, medical professionals and public policy makers.
Founded in 1980, NPWH represents nurse practitioners that provide care to women in the primary care setting, as well as in women's health specialty practices.
NCSBN is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing.
Initially formed to offer continuing education conferences designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced practice nurses, GAPNA represents the interests of certified advanced practice nurses who work with older adults in a wide variety of practice settings.
NONPF is devoted to promoting quality nurse practitioner education at the national and international levels. It is one of the leading organizations for NP faculty sharing the commitment of excellence in NP education.
NAPNAP is a professional association for PNPs and other advanced practice nurses who care for children, and is dedicated to promoting optimal health for children through leadership, practice, advocacy, education and research.
NPs certifying State Disability Insurance claims for a disability other than normal pregnancy or childbirth must complete this form to determine a claimant's eligibility for benefits.
Use this service of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to apply for controlled substance registration.
ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives in the United States. It provides research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress.
A subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, the ANCC provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence.
Since its establishment in 1975, PNCB has been the premier independent pediatric nursing certification organization in the country.
The American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation promotes and enhances consumer health and safety by establishing and maintaining high standards of professional practice excellence through certification and certification renewal for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families.
National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties
The NCC provides a national credentialing program for nurses, physicians and other licensed health care personnel in the obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing specialties.
Self-serve site sponsored by the California Department of Health Services offering password-protected access to program information, publications, and updates.
The AARP is the nation’s premier advocacy organization working on behalf of people age 50 and over, with a keen focus on health care issues.
Founded in 1972, the RWJF is the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public's health. Its mission includes supporting programs that address critical issues related to the nursing profession.
A branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CMS is the federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program.