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What Should I know if I have a Dentist License in North Carolina?

Dentistry has been a staple in the U.S. since Paul Revere practiced dentistry on the side in the 1700s.  We have come a long way from the days of silversmiths moonlighting as dentists though.  North Carolina has required occupational licenses for dentists since enacting NCGS §90-22 in the early 20th century.  This statute, and article 2 as a whole, created …

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The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 2: Dispensing Drugs And Devices Without Proper Approval Or Supervision)

This is part two (2) of a five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”. Today’s blog concerns dispensing drugs and devices without proper approval or supervision. Failure to adhere to the following will be an ethics violation for a nurse practitioner and subject her/him to board discipline …

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The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 1: Be Careful To Whom You Prescribe Controlled Substances)

This is part one (1) of a five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”. Today’s blog discusses the individuals to whom a nurse practitioner cannot prescribe controlled substances. Since there has been a rise in prescription drug abuse in North Carolina in the last 10 years or …

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When Are Nurse Practitioners Required To Confer With Their Supervising Physician?

Before nurse practitioners begin working with a supervising physician, they must enter into a collaborative practice agreement.  The collaborative practice agreement (CPA) will stipulate as to what medical acts a nurse practitioner will perform.  CPAs need to be specific as to what clinical problems the nurse practitioner may frequently encounter and what treatment the nurse practitioner …

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How Do I Appeal the Decision of A Professional License Board in North Carolina?

Every professional in the state of North Carolina has the right to judicial review of an occupational licensing board decision as stipulated in North Carolina General Statute §150B-43.  What this means is that the licensee can appeal any Board or government agency decision concerning his/her license after she/he has had a disciplinary hearing.  The appeal of that decision …

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Nurse Practitioners! These 3 Simple Policies and Procedures Can Help Save Your Medical Practice Time and Money

#1: Create A Policy And Procedure For If Your Primary Supervising Physician Is Unavailable Due To An Emergency Emergencies sometimes happen. However, nurse practitioners must have a supervising physician available when they are seeing patients Your policies and procedures should start with the supervising physician being required to notify the NP and office staff of …

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North Carolina Nurse Practitioners Must Know These 6 Things If They Are Prescribing Medication

#1: Include Prescribing/dispensing Authority In The Collaborative Practice Agreement The collaborative practice agreement (CPA) must specify that the nurse practitioner is going to be prescribing and/or dispensing medication If the nurse practitioner is going to be prescribing controlled substances, then it must be clear in the CPA which controlled substances the NP is authorized to …

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Nurse Practitioners Have to Know These 5 Things in Order to Have a Solid Collaborative Practice Agreement

#1: You Must Have A Primary (Partner) Physician In order for a nurse practitioner to obtain approval to practice from the NC Medical Board and the NC Board of Nursing, he/she must work with a licensed NC physician under a collaborative practice agreement Ideally, this primary physician should be someone with whom you have previously …

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Nursing Patient Abandonment in North Carolina and How to Avoid It

Being without a trusted healthcare professional that you are dependent upon is a scary proposition.  As professionals, we owe a duty to our clients to make sure they are in the proper hands when our obligation to them has concluded.  To this end, the NC Board of Nursing considers patient abandonment a notable offense.  However, …

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What are the Requirements and Common Errors for Nurse Practitioners in North Carolina?

The health care industry and workers have always been an integral part of functional society.  In today’s world, that is truer than ever.  Nurse practitioners do important work with greater oversight than other licensed professionals in their field.  Nurse practitioners (NPs) are regulated by two licensing Boards and must be licensed.  The regulation is done …

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