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I have read that there are 20 states in which advanced practice mental health nurses can own private practices or practice without the supervision of an MD. Anyone know which states these are?
I work as a nurse in oregon in community mental health and all of the PMHNP I work with are not under supervision of an MD and their are multiple in the community that have their own private practices.
here in the carolinas (NC & SC) NP's can practice with MD collaboration. Direct Supervision is not required, just a written care plan that states what patients will be referred and that sort of thing. It is not complete independence, but it seems PMHNP's are able to operate happily and run their practices successfully.