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APRNs and the Collaborative Practice Agreement: What Physicians Need to Know (1 credit Monograph)

Hours: 1.00

Best suited for: Physicians of all specialties engaged in or contemplating a working relationship with an APRN. Other interested healthcare practitioners are welcome to participate.

Upon completion, participants should be able to

1)    Access your own state regulations on APRNs.
2)    Describe the recommended elements to include in a Collaborative Practice Agreement or
       contract with an APRN and how these elements reduce risk.
3)    Define non-disclosure of assignment and how to avoid this risk.
4)    Explain how to respond to a request from your hospital to sign off on the hospital-employed
       NPs’ notes.
5)    Describe the collaborating physician’s responsibility to be available for consultation by the

Course Materials

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 4 out of 5 correct answers.

Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, read the entire monograph online, download to a printer and read, or download and save to your computer. Complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. 

Planning Group

About the Authors: Karen Duncan RN, JD and Ruth Ryan RN, BSN, MSW, CPHRM - Read Bios

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

Original Release Date: 4/19/2012
Review Date: 7/19/2017
Expiration Date: 7/19/2020

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

CME Information - Read

CME Credit: 1.0


MOC Approved: Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, 'APRNs and the Collaborative Practice Agreement: What Physicians Need to Know' has met the MOC requirements as a Part II activity by the following ABMS Member Boards:

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Urology

Bibliography: To view and download a Bibliography for this presentation, please select the References button below.


State Requirements:
Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

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Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

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Disclosure Statement:  The authors, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2012

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