Discussion

The scope of practicedescribes the procedures, actions, and processes that a health care practitioner is permitted to undertake in keeping with the terms of their professional license.
(Scope of practice – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scope of_practice)
Recommended readings:
1. Scope of practice of nurse practitioners: professional role. https://www.aanp.org/advocacy/advocacy-resource/position-statements/scope-of-practice-for-nurse-practitioners
2. State practice environment (AANP). https://www.aanp.org/advocacy/state/state-practice-environment
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3. I want to take an opportunity to discuss our new granted privilege to prescribe controlled substance. There are five classes of substance considered under the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, 2019).This privilege was legally approved in Florida, the last state to grant such a privilege for midlevel practitioners, in 2017( Kellangs & Maye, 2017).  Once licensed as Florida Nurse Practitioner (NP) license, you will need 2 hours of controlled substance prescription CEUs and to apply for the DEA license.  The application cost $ 731 and it’s valid for three years. NPs are required to have a controlled substance agreement with the supervising physician.
 DEA website https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/webforms/jsp/regapps/common/newAppLogin.jsp
References
Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. Retrieved on March 10, 2019 fromhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Comprehensive_Drug_Abuse_ Prevention_and_Control_Act_of_1970
Kellams, J. R., & Maye, J. P. (2017). The last state to grant nurse practitioners DEA licensure: An education improvement initiative on the Florida prescription drug monitoring program. Journal of addictions nursing, 28(3), 135-142. doi: 10.1097/JAN.0000000000000177
U.S Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration. Diversion control division. Application for Registration Under Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (NewApplicants Only). Retrieved from https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/webforms/jsp/regapps/common/newAppLogin.jsp

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