This LawAtlas page explores the nature of state laws governing the prescribing authority of nurse practitioners.

Nurse practitioners are essential to the delivery of health care in the United States. In some states, nurse practitioners can deliver the services for which they are trained without any involvement from a physician. In other states, however, nurse practitioners can only provide services in collaboration with or under the supervision of a physician.

The data shared on this map are curated by the National Nursing Centers Consortium, a PHMC affiliate.

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