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? RN Practicing outside the scope of nursing????

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by butterflyeffect:) butterflyeffect:) (New Member) New Member

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Can an RN, not currently in his/her NP clinicals, conduct an office visit in a private practice setting and generate an insurance claim from that office visit, if the attending physician is not physically in the examination room?

Can a RN legally.....

Order diagnostic exams?

See established and new patients without a physician in the room or in the medical office?

Thanks

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Pkkostura has 8 years experience and works as a RN House Supervisor.

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I wouldn't take to chance if you dont have the license to do it yet, otherwise you would practicing outside your scope of practice, and risk losing your license as far as I know.

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Valerie Salva has 19 years experience.

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I know of a doc (I was his pt) who had been repremanded by the medical board for allowing exactly what you describe to occur at his office. I don't know if the nurses got in trouble. I checked out the doc before I saw him to see if he had anything against him. He was practising in Ohio when his infractions occured.

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AZ Nurse works as a Nursing Faculty.

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If you have a question go to the State Bd site www.azbn.gov and look at their directory - try calling one of their consultants who are great to speak with and willing to give good advice.If you don't want to speak with anyone you can fill out a complaint form on the site. I believe that either a verbal or written complaint can be done anonymously.

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