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Update on NP and CNM Autonomy: A.B.890 and S.B.1237 Signed into Law

New legislation allowing APRNs to practice independently

Nurse practitioner is performing an ultrasound on a female patient who is lying down

Nurse Practitioners

On September 29, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed A.B.890, which will finally provide a framework for qualified California nurse practitioners to work without physician supervision.

To practice autonomously, NPs must first receive certification for independent practice. The exact certification requirements will be determined by a new nurse practitioner advisory committee to the BRN, but will include at least three years of “transition-to-practice” experience.

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Until 2023, NPs who receive this certification will only be able to practice autonomously in certain settings.

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