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by chasinRT chasinRT (Member)

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I have a student starting school with a g-tube who is in a military family; I am in Indiana, the student's GI doctor is in the military and his office is in Texas.  Can I take orders from him for the G-tube? Mom tells me he is also licensed to practice in Indiana, although I can't find him on the search site.

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If the doctor is acting in his military capacity, most likely he doesn't need a state license in your state.    If he's a civilian doctor (who just happens to be int he military), then he can't treat patients without a state license most likely, but that's between him and the regulators.   When it comes to your orders, it would depend on your state law.   Ours states that as long as the patient is an established patient of his (i.e., they just didn't call this guy up and get him to write an order), the order is valid even if he is from out of state.

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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Double check with your BON; if that's not clear than run it up your chain of command locally. Our policy is that I cannot accept out of state orders.

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iggywench has 6 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics, school nursing.

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At my school district in TX, we are allowed to accept orders from doctors who are out of state for 45 days.  

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