Advanced Practice Provider Toolkit: Georgia

Introduction Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) such as Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) are professionals trained, certified, and licensed to perform such functions as history taking, physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment of commonly encountered medical problems. The Georgia Composite Medical Board and the Georgia Board of Nursing govern the practice of PAs and NPs respectively. Each respective board, in conjunction with the Georgia Legislature, has extensive rules and regulations regarding APPs. Before You Begin This toolkit will address some of the most common questions regarding NPs and PAs. The toolkit includes questions and answers about practice agreements, prescribing authority, and credentialing...
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