State practice and licensure laws authorize nurse practitioners (NPs) to evaluate patients, diagnose and prescribe medications and therapeutic measures.
RI ST § 5-34-44
NP practice is regulated by the Board of Nursing (BON).
RI ST § 5-34-4
Requirements include an RN license, a graduate degree in an NP role and national certification.
RI ST § 5-34-45
Ten CE hours are required every two years. See the BON for details.
RI ADC 31-5-28:8.0
Rhode Island NPs are required to maintain malpractice insurance in the amount of $100,000 per claim and $300,000 in the aggregate.
RI ST § 42-14.1-2
Medical staff is composed in accordance with hospital bylaws.
RI ADC 31-4-18:8.0
NPs are defined in law as Primary Care Providers.
RI ST § 5-34-3
*Contact hours in specific topics may be required. Please contact your state Board of Nursing for current information.
**Medical Staff Membership refers to governing and voting privileges and is not reflective of clinical or admitting privileges within institutions.
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Updated November 25, 2019