9046: Collaborating with Advanced Practice Providers - An Overview of State Rules
This course is designed to inform the physician and advanced practice provider (APP) of many important legal and practical considerations before entering into a supervisory or collaborative relationship. Included in this course is a general overview on the requirements and responsibilities for the supervision of and/or collaboration with APPs.
Utilizing a nurse practitioner or physician assistant requires an understanding of the often complex state laws, regulations and professional practice acts which will be broadly outlined in this course. Participants will receive a takeaway summary of state guidelines for supervising/collaborating with Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.
Target Audience: This course is designed for physicians and advanced practice providers who want practical information on the supervising and/or collaborative relationship including duties and responsibilities incurred, particularly in the medical practice setting. This course does not include guidelines specific to orthopedic physician assistants, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, or nurse midwives (OPA, CRNA, CNS, CNMW).
- Identify the legal and regulatory responsibilities for physicians entering into supervisory or collaborative relationships with advanced practice providers.
- Recognize risk issues that may lead to an allegation of negligent supervision by the physician.
- List steps to develop protocols and best practices for supervision of and/or collaboration with advanced practice providers.
- 10% Premium Credit for Physician Policyholders
- 2.0 CME Credits for Physicians
- Certificate of Completion for Non-Physicians
Faculty & Authors
This course was developed by SVMIC’s Risk Education and Evaluation Services Department: Shelly Weatherly, JD, VP; Julie Loomis, RN, JD, AVP. Reviewed by Michael A McAdoo, MD, on September 21, 2018.
Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) and SVMIC. The UTCOM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation: The UTCOM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP: This Enduring Material activity, Collaborating with Advanced Practice Providers, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 01/01/2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AOA: This program is eligible for two (2) credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association. Physicians will need to submit a letter of completion from the University of Tennessee directly to the AOA to receive CME credits.
ANCC: This continuing nursing education activity is pending approval from the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Continuing Education for Non-Physicians: The UTCOM will issue Certificates of Completion to non-physicians for completing this activity and designates it for a maximum of .2 CEUs using the national standard that 1 hour of educational instruction is awarded .1 CEU.
This activity was released on January 1, 2019 and will expire on December 31, 2020. SVMIC will not process any completions after December 31, 2020.
No commercial support was received for this activity. No speakers plan to discuss off-label use. No planners or speakers have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This course is designed to inform the physician and advanced practice provider (APP) of many important legal and practical considerations before entering into a supervisory or collaborative relationship. Included in this course is a review of the requirements and responsibilities for the supervision of and/or collaboration with APPs. There are numerous specialty population focused certifications for APPs, and this course will generally be referring only to the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner (APRN, NP, Licensed Nurse Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner) and the Physician Assistant (PA). This course does not undertake to outline the specialty-specific roles, rules or regulations of certain credentialed APPs such as orthopedic physician assistants, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, or nurse midwives (OPA, CRNA, CNS, CNMW). Physicians and APPs should consult with a healthcare attorney before entering into a supervisory or collaborative arrangement. Additionally, recommended consultation with any healthcare facilities, hospitals, nursing homes and insurance payers providers are credentialed with, as many have additional requirements in bylaws, accreditation agencies or in payer contracts.