Maryland joins 21 states and DC

  1. Maryland is the latest to join 20 states and the District of Columbia in legislating full practice independence for NP's. The state previously required NP's to enter into an "attestation agreement" with physicians as a requirement for licensure.

    AANP - AANP Applauds Maryland for Right-Sizing Nurse Practitioner Regulations
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Jules A
    October 2015!
  4. by   Susie2310
    This is unfortunate. The education and training nurse practitioners receive cannot be compared to that of physicians.
  5. by   Larry3373
    Quote from Susie2310
    This is unfortunate. The education and training nurse practitioners receive cannot be compared to that of physicians.
    So what? No one is claiming that the education and training is equivalent. The issue is independence, not equivalence. Let the healthcare consumer decide who to see for their healthcare.
  6. by   Anonymous1257
    This is unfortunate. The education and training nurse practitioners receive cannot be compared to that of physicians.
    Rare to see trolling on this forum

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