Week 6 Discussion: Prescriptive Authority: State Regulations
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- Week 6 Discussion: Prescriptive Authority: State Regulations
To do: Make forum posts: 2
Value: 100 points
Due: In an effort to facilitate scholarly discourse, create your initial post by Day 3, and reply to two of your classmates by Day 7.
Grading Category: Discussions
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In your initial post, please identify the prescriptive authority regulations in the state where you are going to practice. Are there any restrictions, supervision, or collaboration required from a physician? If so, please explain. If you will be practicing in multiple states, do the regulations in those states differ? If you are in a clinical placement, please ask your preceptors about the prescriptive regulations and if an agreement is needed. If so, ask to see a copy of the agreement so that you can review what will be required when you begin to practice. Share with one another on the discussion board what you have found. If you are precepting at more than one facility, discuss whether these agreements differ at all, what your thoughts are about any differences, and which agreements you like best.
Reply to at least one of your classmates. In your reply post, compare and contrast the state regulatory requirements of the state in your initial post with a different state. Discuss with your colleague rationales behind these differences and how the difference affects healthcare access, quality and cost.
Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded and incorporate these guidelines in your discussion.
Iam replying to my peer’s post. I live in Massachusetts and I am practicing here as a PMHNP
Re: Week 6 Discussion: Prescriptive Authority: State Regulations
by Jaymee Barthe – Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 4:26 PM
The prescriptive authority for mid-level providers and providers in the state of Florida is the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (Floridasnursing.gov, 2023). The DEA helps to enforce regulation of prescriptions drugs to patients, particularly paying attention to the regulations of controlled substances. The DEA is a component of the Department of Justice in the United States of America. The DEA enforces the regulations of the federal Controlled Substance Act (CSA) (AANP, 2021). The purpose is to ensure that all prescription drugs are for legitimate medical use whether it be for patients or for research. This is done while preventing illicit use for these drugs. A license with the DEA is required as a provider in Florida to prescribe all drugs in a clinic or hospital setting (Floridasnursing.gov, 2023). After becoming board certified as an APRN in Florida, an APRN can apply to jobs who can assist in attaining a DEA license as well. APRNS can prescribe controlled substances from schedule II through schedule V drugs. There are limitations do dosage and duration that APRNS are required to abide by. APRNs in the state of Florida can complete a collaborative agreement with physicians (AANP, 2021). This agreement is to help establish and maintain a healthcare model to be used I practice. When a collaboration is completed, the level of supervision is determined by experience of the APRN.ReferencesAmerican Association of Nurse Practitioners. (2021). State practice environment. https://www.aanp.org/advocacy/state/state-practice-environmentFloridasnursing.gov (2023) Updated Standard for Protocols; Physcian and APRNs https://floridasnursing.gov/standards-for-protocols-physicians-and-arnps/