Examples for both documents can be found on our website (under the Adv. Practice tab). Feel free to make changes to respect the agreement between you and your cooperating doctor (s). However, criteria are needed, which must be included in each document. Please read the guidelines on collaborative practices and assurance quality guides for APRNs before completing the documents. The recommended authority is given to an NP who completes a pharmacology course approved by the Board of Directors and who has a cooperation agreement with a licensed physician. The NP may prescribe drugs and devices in the practical field of NP and prescribe only controlled substances in the III-V scheme. An NP may also prescribe combined hydrocodone products that are reclassified to Schedule II of Schedule III, if the cooperation agreement expressly authorized it. Mr. Ark. Code Ann. No. 17-87-310 To obtain authority, an APRN must have a collaborative agreement with a physician.
A federal Senate committee failed because of a bill that would have given Arkansas nurses the power to write prescriptions without a practice agreement with a licensed physician. Dental hygienists who work in dental clinics, municipal health centres or publicly funded dental facilities and who have full-time benefits for at least one year may work under the general supervision of a dentist, meaning that the dentist is not required to be in the treatment centre while the procedures are being performed. Arkansas law also provides for a partnership care program for dental hygienists, where dental hygienists are able to support children, the elderly and people with developmental disabilities without the presence or screening by a dentist in certain environments. arch. Stat. Ann. No. 17-82-7 Why is it important today? This month, several bills were introduced on Capitol Hill aimed at eliminating the mandatory cooperation agreement and addressing some of NP`s major problems. There are several bills that will deal with PNs, such as the full prescription of Schedule II, the status of PCP in Medicaid and the signing authority, which allow us to sign documents on physical forms and forms that currently require a medical signature. As a professional group, we must be united and support our colleagues who have worked so hard to move these bills forward.
Arkansas has a great chance to join 21 other states in the nation that have similarly removed these barriers to practice. Let`s move forward together and seize this opportunity! Once the training is complete, the APRN must submit a copy of the EC, a new Collaborative Practice Agreement (CPA) to the ASBN with a language indicating that you are requesting the waiver of DATA and proof that your co-operative physician also has a DATA waiver. The ASBN will notify the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as soon as the criteria are met, and the DEA will then assign a special identification number to be included in all buprenorphine prescriptions for the treatment of opioid dependence. This is in addition to the APRN AED number. A written cooperation agreement between a PN and a doctor is required. The plan describes procedures for consultation or referral to cooperating physicians or other health care professionals, as indicated by a patient`s health needs. The agreement must include the availability of the co-operative physician for consultation or referral or both, collaborative practice management methods, protocols for normative authority, satisfaction of a patient`s health needs in the event of a lack of emergency nurse or doctor, and quality assurance. arch.
Code Ann. 17-87-102, Ark. Code Ann. No. 17-87-310 What if we had repealed the mandatory cooperation agreement in 2017? Well, nurses would continue to work with their employer doctors, their fellow doctors and their nurses` colleagues, as they have done for 20 years.