PMFB-RN, RN 5,345 Posts Specializes in burn ICU, SICU, ER, Trauma Rapid Response. Has 16 years experience. May 1, 2014 (yawn) So NY is finally catching up to more progressive states and eliminate NP's requirement to colaborate with physicians. This is risk free, unless the case is to be made that the NPs of NY are some how less competent than NPs across state lines. The physican's arguments aginst it are easily shot down by looking at NP practice history in the more modern states that already have independant NP practice.