Legislative & Advocacy Activities

Books / Journal Articles*:

Changes in Healthcare Professions’ Scope of Practice: Legislative Considerations
A collaborative effort in 2006 by representatives from six healthcare regulatory organizations: The Association of Social Work Boards; Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy; Federation of State Medical Boards; National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy; National Council of State Boards of Nursing; and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy 

The Primary Care Provider's Guide to Compensation and Quality: How to Get Paid and Not Get Sued, Second Edition, by C. Buppert
This book links quality and reimbursement issues, using a systems approach that clinicians may incorporate into their practice. The included CD-ROM contains customizable forms, with checklist progress note forms for the 20 most common primary care diagnoses and checklists of 20 primary care tasks for HEDIS measurements.

Anatomy of a Lawsuit: Part 1 (Discovery)

Anatomy of a Lawsuit: Part 2 (Depositions)

22nd Annual Legislative Update: Regulatory and Legislative Successes for APNs

Ranking State NP Regulation: Practice Environment and Consumer Healthcare Choice

Surviving a Deposition

*Journal articles may have abstracts only

Web Resources:

Website provides information about the certification program for the ACNP from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) 

Website provides information about the certification program for the ACNP from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam and Study Materials

Federal Laws on Prescribing Controlled Substances

Federal Register: Final Rule National Practitioner Data Bank for Adverse Information on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners: Reporting on Adverse and Negative Actions

Prevalence and Qualifications of Nonphysicians Who Performed Medicare Physician Services
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General

Response to the AMA Scope of Practice initiative - Coalition for Patient Rights

The Consensus Document for the APRN Regulatory Model (LACE)

The Pearson Report
An annual state-by-state overview of nurse practitioner legislation and health care issues. 

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