Proposed Rule Changes for Collaborative Practice Rule 610-X-5
The ABN and the BME have posted on their perspective websites a proposal for rule changes that will reduce requirements for time spent together between advanced practice nurses and physicians. Additionally, they call for the number/ratio of Full Time Equivalents of APRNs to physician to increase to 4 APRN: 1 physician FTEs. That is an increase of 1 FTE per APRN.
These proposed rule changes may be found on each perspective website; they will now go through the 30-day comment period. Please read carefully and contact either or both agencies to let them know you thoughts if you have concerns. You may also send questions and concerns to NPAA via the link on the left "contact us".