New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a new bill that allows nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice independently, no longer requiring supervision by a physician.  Now 25 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 2 U.S. territories have awarded full practice authority to NPs.

This is great news and a major milestone for New York NPs.

NPs in New York historically were able to perform multiple primary care functions, such as diagnosing, prescribing medications and conducting physical exams, pursuant to a collaborative agreement or collaborative relationship with an overseeing physician.   Full practice authority for NPs authorizes NP’s to evaluate patients, diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, initiate and manage treatments, and prescribe medications under the exclusive licensure authority of the state board of nursing.

Full practice authority may significantly impact NP’s arrangements and operations within a medical spa setting, especially for NPs with over 3600 practice hours.

Please contact us to schedule a review of your current medical spa and Management Services Organization (MSO) documents so you could take advantage of these new laws.

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