Education Required for Addiction Counselor Credentialing

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Licensed Professional Counselor Ability to Diagnose

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Number of Nurse Practitioners Prescribing Buprenorphine

As of August 2018, no NPs in American Samoa have received a federal waiver to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine-containing products.

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Number of Physician Assistants Prescribing Buprenorphine

As of August 2018, no PAs in American Samoa have received a federal waiver to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine-containing products.

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Peer Support Specialist Certification or Credentialing Authority

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Authority to Sign POLST Forms

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Practice Authority

NPs are required to work in general collaboration with a physician. The physician is not required to be physically present when services are performed but must be available for consultation. A.S.A.C. §31.0402

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Prescriptive Authority

NPs are authorized to prescribe medications in general collaboration with a physician. A.S.A.C. §31.0402

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Nurse Practitioner as a Primary Care Provider

NPs are not explicitly recognized in administrative code as primary care providers.

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Authority to perform ophthalmic procedures

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Injectable Authority

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Prescription of controlled substances

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Dental Hygienists with Direct Access

American Samoa does not allow dental hygienists to practice with direct access.

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Dental Therapists

Dental therapists may perform certain diagnostic, restorative and therapeutic dental procedures under supervision of a dentist. The physical presence of a dentist is not required when a dental therapist performs these procedures. A.S.A.C. §31.0402

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Practice of Teledentistry

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Administration of COVID-19 Vaccine

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Prescription Adaptation

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Prescription of Hormonal Contraceptives

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Prescription of Tobacco Cessation Aids

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Supervision Requirements

PAs may practice and provide services in general collaboration with a physician. The physician does not need to present when services are rendered. The physician must be available by consultation. A.S.A.C. §31.0402

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Prescriptive Authority for Physician Assistants

PAs may prescribe medications in general collaboration with a physician. A.S.A.C. §31.0402

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Scope of Practice Determination

The American Samoa Health Services Regulatory Board authorizes a PAs scope of practice. A.S.A.C. §31.0402

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