- Education Required for Addiction Counselor Credentialing
North Dakota credentials one type of addiction counselor. A Licensed Addiction Counselor requires, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in addictions or a related field and 1,400 hours clinical training. N.D. Cent. Code §43-45 and North Dakota State Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners
- Licensed Professional Counselor Ability to Diagnose
Professional counselors assist individuals, couples, families, and groups in achieving more effective emotional, mental, marital, family, and social or educational development and adjustment. Counselors prevent, assess and treat emotional, mental or behavioral disorder and distress that interferes with mental health. Diagnostic ability is not outlined in statute. N.D. Cent. Code §43-47-01
- Number of Nurse Practitioners Prescribing Buprenorphine
As of August 2018, 14 NPs in North Dakota have received a federal waiver to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine-containing products. Consistent with their prescriptive authority and with proper training or experience an NP in North Dakota may obtain a federal waiver to dispense buprenorphine-containing products. N.D. Admin. Code §54-05-03.1-10
- Number of Physician Assistants Prescribing Buprenorphine
As of August 2018, 7 PAs in North Dakota have received a federal waiver to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine-containing products. A PA in North Dakota may dispense medications as authorized by guidelines determined with a supervising physician. With proper training or appropriate experience a PA in North Dakota can receive a federal waiver to dispense buprenorphine-containing products, as long as the supervising physician is certified, trained, or permitted to treat and manage patients with opioid use disorder. N.D. Admin. Code 50-03-01-07.1
- Peer Support Specialist Certification or Credentialing Authority
The certification standards and procedures for peer specialists were developed and administered by the state’s Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. The standards include requirements for experience, training, examination and continued education.
- Authority to Sign POLST Forms
North Dakota does not have laws or regulations around POLST. NPs are authorized to sign advanced directive forms. N.D. Cent. Code. §23-06.5
- Practice Authority
Full independent practice authority. The Board of Nursing shall authorize advanced nursing practice to a registered nurse who has submitted evidence of advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities in a defined area of nursing practice. Individuals are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses. N.D. Admin. Code §54-05-03.1-01
- Prescriptive Authority
Full independent prescriptive authority. The NP may prescribe drugs, devices and controlled substances. N.D. Admin. Code §54-05-03.1-10
- Nurse Practitioner as a Primary Care Provider
NPs are recognized in state policy as primary care providers. The medical assistance program recognizes physician assistants and NPs as primary care providers with the same rights and responsibilities given primary care physicians under the medical assistance program. N.D. Cent. Code §50-24.1-32
- Authority to perform ophthalmic procedures
Optometrists may only perform procedures related to foreign body removal and the examination, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of the human eye. Additional allowable procedures may be authorized by statute and/or rule. N.D. Cent. Code §43-13-01
- Injectable Authority
Optometrists may use topically administered and prescribed pharmaceutical agents for treatment of eye disorders or diseases and locally administered pharmaceutical agents for primary eye care procedures. N.D. Cent. Code §43-13-01
- Prescription of controlled substances
Optometrists may prescribe Schedule III-V controlled substances. N.D. Admin. Code §56-02-05-08
- Dental Hygienists with Direct Access
North Dakota does not allow dental hygienists to practice with direct access.
- Dental Therapists
Statute does not identify dental therapists as an oral health provider.
- Practice of Teledentistry
North Dakota Medicaid reimburses for teledentistry services delivered through live video. North Dakota Department of Human Services
- Administration of COVID-19 Vaccine
North Dakota has not enacted legislation allowing pharmacists to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. However, the federal PREP Act does allow pharmacists to administer the COVID-19 vaccine through the duration of the public health emergency.
- Prescription Adaptation
North Dakota does not allow pharmacists to modify prescriptions.
- Prescription of Hormonal Contraceptives
North Dakota does not allow pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptives.
- Prescription of Tobacco Cessation Aids
North Dakota does not allow pharmacists to prescribe tobacco cessation aids.
- Supervision Requirements
A physician assistant is not required to be supervised or collaborate with a physician in order to provide medical services for which they have been prepared for by education, training and experience. A physician assistant shall collaborate with, consult with, or refer to the appropriate member of the health care team as indicated by the condition of the patient, the education, experience, and competence of the physician assistant, and the standard of care. N.D. Cent. Code §43-17-02.1
- Prescriptive Authority for Physician Assistants
A PA may prescribe, dispense, administer, and procure drugs and medical devices including Schedules II-V and all legend drugs. N.D. Admin. Code 50-03-01-07.1
- Scope of Practice Determination
A PA’s scope of practice is determined between the supervising physician and the PA and must be appropriate to the PA’s level of competence. N.D. Admin. Code §50-03-01-06
Most Recent North Dakota SOP Legislative Search Results
S 2133 : Community Paramedics Services
Relates to services provided by community paramedics, community emergency medical…
Subject: Community Paramedics
H 1247 : Health Department Merge
Relates to merging of the state Department of Health and…
Subject: Licensed Professional Counselors
S 2339 : Addiction Counseling Licensure
Relates to qualifications for addiction counseling licensure for an applicant…
Subject: Addiction Counselors
S 2032 : Peer Support Specialist Certification
Relates to peer support specialist certification, provides an appropriation.
Subject: Peer Support Specialists
H 1426 : Regulation of Dental Therapists
Relates to regulation of dental therapists, relates to dental therapist…
Subject: Dental Therapists
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