Georgia state requirements for the scope of practice authority for APRNs include current active licensure as a registered professional nurse and an official transcript that verifies a master’s degree or higher in nursing for the different nurse practitioner specialties. The state of Georgia is one of the restricted states in the US where the scope of practice of APRNs is limited. According to the Georgia State Nurse Practice Act, NPs can practice only under the delegation of the supervisory physician (American Medical Association, 2017). An ARRN can perform selected tasks like ordering diagnostic tests and prescribing medications except controlled substances (Johnson, Nelson, & Eades, 2021). The state of Georgia law requires a supervisory agreement with a physician. A legally binding agreement called “Nurse Protocol” is required by Georgia law between a nurse practitioner and a supervising physician. Under this protocol, the supervising physician allows a nurse practitioner to perform certain medical tasks. The supervising physician needs to be available to answer questions and queries that the nurse a practitioner might have while seeing patients in real-time. The physician needs to review patient charts quarterly as part of the nurse protocol (Advanced Practice Legal Issues, 2014).
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