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Transmittal Notice 06-15


TN 2006-15
07/05/06

BACKGROUND:

The purpose of this section is to establish the Indian Health Service (IHS) policy for national scopes of practice for advanced practice nurses (APN).  The APN national scopes of practice is based on Federal supremacy and preempts State law.  The requirements standardize scopes of practice, simplify the credentialing and privileging process, and reduce the complexity of monitoring multiple State licenses at a single site.

/Charles W. Grim, D.D.S./
Charles W. Grim, D.D.S., M.H.S.A.
Assistant Surgeon General
Director, Indian Health Service


MATERIAL TRANSMITTED:

Part 3, Chapter 4, Section 11,“Advanced Practice Nurses," Indian Health Manual (IHM).


MATERIAL SUPERSEDED:

None.


MANUAL MAINTENANCE:

Insert the attached copy of the Part 3, Chapter 4, Section 11, “Advanced Practice Nurses,” IHM, in its appropriate place.

Log and file this Transmittal Notice in its sequential order.


Distribution:  IHS-wide
Date:  July 5, 2006


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