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PA Expands CRNP license requirements to permit care outside specialty to aid in COVID 19 care.

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Pennsylvania Suspends Some Nurse Licensing Requirements to Aid Coronavirus Response

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...More than 14,000 CRNPs can practice to their full capabilities and assist in the COVID-19 response without the usual requirement that they practice within a specific clinical specialty. They also are allowed to prescribe drugs outside the established formulary.

On a CRNP's initial application for prescription-writing authority, the State Board of Nursing will require only one collaborative physician and one substitute physician, rather than the entire list of substitutes....

https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/State-details.aspx?newsid=376

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