With the introduction of Assembly Bill 890, now begins the hard work that lies ahead in enabling California NPs to practice to the full extent of their education, experience and expertise.
CANP Attorney Melanie Balestra examines how meeting the medical standard of care doesn’t necessarily protect a nurse practitioner from possible disciplinary action imposed by the Board of Registered Nursing.
An NSO case study recounts how bypassing several key risk management recommendations leads to serious complications for a patient with a simple laceration, and major liability for a nurse practitioner.
How does recent legislation affect prescribing narcotics? If an NP isn't prescribing, do they still need a collaborating physician? See what our in-house experts have to say.