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Updates to Scope of Practice Policy: What’s Coming in 2018?

ScopeofPracticePolicy.org will have exciting new additions launching in 2018. A new page featuring behavioral health providers will include clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and both nurse practitioners and physician assistants who practice in a psychiatry specialty. The nurse practitioner (NP) and physician assistant (PA) pages will feature new maps highlighting state laws and regulations around … Continued

Scope of Practice Policy Celebrates 1 Year

February marks the one year anniversary of the ScopeofPracticePolicy.org website, an important national resource for state policymakers about scope of practice issues for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dental hygienists and dental therapists. The site features 11 interactive maps for policy areas such as supervision requirements and prescriptive authority. The website continues to track legislation, detailing … Continued

Welcome to ScopeofPracticePolicy.org!

Lawmakers in Kentucky debated the pros and cons of expanding the role of nurse practitioners to address the lack of health care providers in rural areas in their state. ¬†After years of discussion within the medical community and in the legislature, Kentucky landed on a compromise for expanding the scope of practice for nurse practitioners … Continued