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1Discussion week 10 State Practice AgreementsStudent’s NameInstitution’s AffiliationProfessorDate
2Practice agreement in Maryland StatePractice agreements for NPs in each state differ. In this discussion, the focus is on Maryland State. In Maryland State, Nurse practitioners must be healthcare professionals who are educated and trained to offer health promotion and maintenance of a patient via diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. In Maryland, NPs is an advanced practice registered nurse tasked with more responsibilities for administering patient care than RNs. However, before being given full practice authority, an NP must possess a regulated collaborativerelationship for eighteen months with another physician or NP who has full practice authority. Maryland practice agreement also assert that NP can also prescribe and dispense drugs independently, but only those classified as Schedules II-V controlled substances (Scope of Practice Policy, 2019).Physician collaboration issuesIn clinical and nursing practice, collaboration between providers is necessary for the patient to receive care from different specialties, disciplines or sectors work together. However,

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