Message from the Board of Nursing regarding Attestation
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:
- upon initial employment and/or identification of a primary physician collaborator
- 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.
Please read the instructions before completing or submitting any of the forms.