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Maryland Academy of Advanced Practice Clinicians

Message from the Board of Nursing regarding Attestation

Posted about 8 years ago by Elaine Crain

ATTENTION ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES AND EMPLOYERS:

Statutory changes which take effect on October 1, 2010, have officially eliminated the requirement for Board-approved written collaborative agreements between Nurse Practitioners and physician collaborators.

In place of the written collaborative agreement, NPs will be filing an "Attestation” document with the Board to declare and affirm that they have a named collaborator and will adhere to the Nurse Practice Act and all rules governing the scope of practice for their certification.

A new Attestation document will be required of NP’s:

  1. upon initial employment and/or identification of a primary physician collaborator
  2. upon a change in employment and/or change in primary physician collaborator

NP’s with no changes to an existing written collaborative agreement do not need to replace it with an Attestation until they renew their RN license with the Board.

Links to the Attestation form, other supporting documents, and instructions are also available for your review.

Please read the instructions before completing or submitting any of the forms.