10A NCAC 13D .2503       USE OF NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

(a)  If a facility employs physician assistants or nurse practitioners it shall maintain the following information for each nurse practitioner and physician assistant:

(1)           a statement of approval to practice as a nurse practitioner by the Board of Medical Examiners and Board of Nursing for each practitioner, or a statement of approval to practice as a physician assistant by the Board of Medical Examiners for each physician assistant;

(2)           verification of current approval to practice; and

(3)           a copy of instructions or written protocols signed by the nurse practitioner or physician assistant and the supervising physicians.

(b)  The privileges of the nurse practitioner or physician assistant shall be clearly defined by the facility's policies and procedures and shall be limited to those privileges authorized in 21 NCAC 32M for the nurse practitioner or 21 NCAC 32O for the physician assistant.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑104;

Eff. January 1, 1996.