Advanced Practice Provider Toolkit: Delaware

Introduction Advanced Practice Providers (APP) such as Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are professionals trained, certified, and licensed to perform such functions as physical examination, history taking, diagnosis, and treatment of commonly encountered medical problems under the supervision of a licensed physician. In this way, they may be said to extend the physician’s capacity to provide care. Some states allow CRNPs with full-practice authority while other states only allow reduced or restrictive authority. Delaware is a Full Practice State (with full prescriptive authority). Current scope of practice for CRNPs in DE can be found here. The three types of practice regulations for NPs are: FULL: NPs can prescribe, diagnose, and treat patients without physician oversight. Nurse practitioners who operate in full-practice states are also allowed to establish and operate their own independent practices in the same way physicians do. REDUCED: NPs c...
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