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Licensed Nurse Practitioner Autonomous Practice

Published on Feb 20, 2019

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New autonomous practice law enacted by Governor Northam and the associated emergency regulations promulgated by the Committee of the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine are in effect as of January 7, 2019.  This new law allows Nurse Practitioners with the equivalent of 5 years of full-time clinical experience to be able to apply for full practice authority (autonomous practice).  More information regarding the new law, may be found at Virginia Code § 54.1-2957 and emergency regulations at 18 VAC 90-30-86. Form more information go to the Board of Nursing Forms page.

 

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