What Is The Proper Way For A Nurse Practitioner To Dispense Drugs And Devices In North Carolina?
*Exception to this requirement: A nurse practitioner may prescribe a drug or device not included in the collaborative practice agreement BUT ONLY upon a specific written or verbal order obtained from a primary or back-up supervising physician. The specific or verbal order must be obtained before the prescription or order is issued by the nurse practitioner. Also, the written or verbal order shall be entered into the patient record with a notation that it is issued on the specific order of a primary or back-up supervising physician. That notation must be signed and dated by the nurse practitioner and the physician.
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