Kansas Board of Nursing Collaborative Practice Agreement

The Kansas Board of Nursing (KSBN) collaborates with healthcare providers to ensure that patients receive the best possible care. One way the KSBN accomplishes this is through Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPAs).

A Collaborative Practice Agreement is a written agreement between a licensed nurse practitioner or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and a collaborating physician. The agreement outlines the scope of practice, prescribing authority, and patient management responsibilities of both parties. CPAs are required for nurse practitioners and APRNs to practice in Kansas.

The KSBN oversees the implementation and enforcement of CPAs. The Board ensures that CPAs comply with Kansas law and that they protect the safety and well-being of patients. The Board also investigates complaints related to CPAs and takes disciplinary action against healthcare providers who violate the agreements.

CPAs benefit patients by promoting the use of best practices and establishing clear guidelines for patient care. They also benefit healthcare providers by allowing nurse practitioners and APRNs to practice to the full extent of their education and training.

If you are a nurse practitioner or APRN in Kansas, it is important to understand the requirements for CPAs and to comply with them. Failure to comply can result in disciplinary action, including the loss of your license.

Overall, the Kansas Board of Nursing’s collaborative practice agreements are critical to the delivery of high-quality healthcare to patients in Kansas. By working together, healthcare providers can ensure that patients receive the best possible care, and that nurse practitioners and APRNs can practice to the full extent of their training and education.