Education Required for Addiction Counselor Credentialing

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Licensed Professional Counselor Ability to Diagnose

Licensed professional counselors assess and diagnose patients using counseling and psychotherapy methods to treat mental and emotional disorders. Commonwealth Admin. Code §140-50.3-004601(k)

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Number of Nurse Practitioners Prescribing Buprenorphine

As of August 2018, no PAs in the Northern Mariana Islands 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 the Northern Mariana Islands 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 may practice independently from a physician or in collaboration with a physician. Commonwealth Admin. Code § 140-60.1-420

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Prescriptive Authority

NPs may prescribe drugs, devices and Schedule II-V controlled substances if prescriptive authority is granted by the Commonwealth Board of Nurse Examiners. Commonwealth Admin. Code § 140-60.1-415

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Nurse Practitioner as a Primary Care Provider

NPs are recognized in state policy as primary care provider. Commonwealth Admin. Code § 140-60.1-420

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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

Dental hygienists may not deliver services independent of a dentist except if they are employed by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation may independently provide educational and preventive oral health services if the services are provided as part of a public oral health program for children. Commonwealth Admin. Code §140-50.3-2617

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Dental Therapists

Dental therapists must work under the supervision of a dentist and may provide certain preventative and restorative services. Commonwealth Admin. Code § 140-50.3-2623

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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 must have a written practice agreement with a supervising physician and must include provisions for consultation, collaboration, referrals, prescriptive authority, among other things. A PA with at least one year of practice experience or 160 hours of patient care is eligible to practice in a remote practice location. Remote supervision is permitted if there is no licensed physician working at the same location as the PA and the supervising physician visits the site at least monthly for four hours. Commonwealth Admin. Code §185-10-4120

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Prescriptive Authority for Physician Assistants

PAs may prescribe drugs and 30-day supplies of Schedules III-V controlled substances as delegated by the supervising physician and must be included in the written practice agreement. At the request of the supervising physician, the Board can allow the PA prescribe 7-day supplies of Schedule II controlled substances. Commonwealth Admin. Code §140-50.3-4130

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Scope of Practice Determination

The supervising physician may delegate the services a PA may perform. The medical services must consistent with the PAs education, training and experience. Commonwealth Admin. Code § 145-50.3-4115

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