Education Required for Addiction Counselor Credentialing

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Licensed Professional Counselor Ability to Diagnose

Licensed professional counselors may diagnose patients and develop treatment plans for patients. Guam Public Law 32-054

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Number of Nurse Practitioners Prescribing Buprenorphine

As of August 2018, no PAs in Guam 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 Guam 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 licensed independent practitioners within standards established or recognized by the Board of Nursing. 10 GCA Ch. 12, Art. 3 § 12313

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Prescriptive Authority

An NP may prescribe, order, dispense and furnishdrugs and devices and prescribe Schedule II-V controlled substances. 10 GCA Ch. 12, Art. 3 §12313

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Nurse Practitioner as a Primary Care Provider

NPs are recognized in policy as primary care providers. Primary care practitioner means a nurse practitioner licensed pursuant to Article 3 of Chapter 12, Division 1, Part 1 of Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated. 10 GCA Ch. 2, Art. 9 §2903(n)

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Authority to perform ophthalmic procedures

Optometrists may only examine, diagnose and treat conditions of the visual system. 10 Guam Code §12501

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Injectable Authority

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Prescription of controlled substances

Optometrists may not prescribe controlled substances. 10 Guam Code §12508

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Dental Hygienists with Direct Access

Guam does not allow dental hygienists to practice with direct access.

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Dental Therapists

Dental therapists are not recognized as an oral health provider.

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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

Appropriate supervision is determined between the supervising physician and the PA. A supervising physician may be physically on the premises where the physician assistant is practicing, or be available on island by telecommunication. 10 GCA Ch. 12, Art. 16 §1216019(d), 10 GCA Ch. 12, Art. 16 §121607

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Prescriptive Authority for Physician Assistants

A PA may administer, prescribe and dispense any licensed drug in accordance with 12 GCA § 12827, and in accordance to any other rules and regulation established by the Board of Medical Examiners. 10 GCA Ch. 12, Art. 16 §121608

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Scope of Practice Determination

A PA may provide any medical services that are within their skills and forms a usual component of the physician’s scope of practice under the supervision of a supervising physician.
10 GCA Ch. 12, Art. 16 §121603

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