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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.

Board of Registered Nursing

The Board of Registered Nursing is a state governmental agency established by law to protect the public by regulating the practice of registered and advanced practice nurses.

Online DEA Registration

Use this service of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to apply for controlled substance registration.

California Department of Consumer Affairs

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.

California Department of Health Care Services

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.

California Department of Public Health

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.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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.

American Association for Retired Persons

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.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of nurses who are charged with the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation

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.

American Midwifery Certification Board

AMCB is the national certifying body for candidates in nurse-midwifery and midwifery who have received their graduate level education in programs accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).

American Nurses Credentialing Center

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.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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.

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

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 health care providers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospices, consumers, state agencies and others.

Medi-Cal Provider Homepage

Self-serve site sponsored by the California Department of Health Services offering password-protected access to program information, publications, and updates.

National Association of NPs in Women’s Health

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.

National Association of Pediatric Practitioners

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.

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.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

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.

National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners

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.

National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties

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.

Nurse Practitioner Certification for Disability Insurance Benefits

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.

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Since its establishment in 1975, PNCB has been the premier independent pediatric nursing certification organization in the country.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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.