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Midwives and Prescriptions

Posted by medliorator on April 26, 2009

The Pennsylvania Board of Nursing has published regulations implementing a 2007 law which gives nurse midwives the authority to prescribe, administer, and dispense drugs pursuant to collaborative agreement with a physician. The law and regulations also apply to medical devices, immunizing agents, and laboratory tests.  In order to obtain prescriptive authority, nurse midwives must hold a master’s degree or equivalent, have national certification, and complete at least 45 hours of advanced pharmacology coursework and 16 hours of continuing education in pharmacology every two years.

Pennsylvania Gives Nurse Midwives Authority to Prescribe [Physician Law]

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