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55 Pa. Code § 1144.2. Definitions.

§ 1144.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   CRNP—Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner—A registered nurse licensed in this Commonwealth who is certified by the State Board of Nursing and State Board of Medicine in a particular clinical specialty area who, while functioning in the expanded role as a professional nurse, performs acts of medical diagnosis or prescription of medical therapeutic or corrective measures in collaboration with and under the direction of a physician licensed to practice medicine in this Commonwealth.

   CRNP services—Care provided within the scope of a CRNP professional practice and licensure.

   Direction—Physician supervision of the CRNPs performance of medical acts as defined in 49 Pa. Code §  21.251 (relating to definitions).

   Protocol—The written treatment instructions prepared by the supervising physician for use by the CRNP.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  1144.42 (relating to ongoing responsibilities of providers).

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