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To assist you with practice questions, The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State developed a guide as a resource for our members. It is intended as a compendium of useful information for use as a general reference.

Practice assistance is a member supported service provided by The NPA to our members. We would encourage all NPs to join this association, not only to receive individual benefits such as practice assistance, but to support and protect your practice.

Have a practice question email info@TheNPA.org.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act
  • Scope of Nurse Practitioner Practice in New York State
  • Practice Requirements for Nurse Practitioners
  • Practice Protocols
  • Nurse Practitioner Description
  • Professional Conduct
  • Nurse Practitioners and Malpractice Insurance
  • Properly Listing Credentials
  • National Certification: A General Overview
  • Obtaining Government Approvals in Order to Prescribe
  • Clinical Considerations When Prescribing
  • Laws Governing Prescribing
  • Requirements for Written Prescriptions
  • Preventing Common Errors in Prescription Writing
  • Requirements for Electronic Prescriptions
  • Telephone Prescriptions
  • Requirements for Prescribing Controlled Substances
  • Combating Opioid Addiction
  • Security and Record Keeping Requirements
  • Prescriptions for Needles and Syringes
  • New York State Medicaid Program
  • Miscellaneous
  • DEA Numbers
  • Reimbursement Guidelines: Medicare
  • Medicaid Reimbursement Guidelines
  • Preceptorship, Collaboration and Supervision vs. Collegiality
  • Practice Questions
  • General Practice Questions
  • Appendix A - Scope of Practice in New York State
  • Appendix B - Nurse Practitioner
  • Appendix C - Collaborative Agreement and Practice Protocols
  • Appendix D - Memoranda
  • Appendix E - Federal and State Funding for NP Education
  • Appendix F - Forms and Instruction for Licensure and Practice
  • Appendix G - Instruction for Death Certificate Completion in New York State


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The mission of The NPA is to promote high standards of healthcare delivery through the
empowerment of nurse practitioners and the profession throughout New York State.

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