Impact of State Scope-of-Practice Laws on Nurse Practitioner-provided Home Visits

Osakwe ZT, Kim RS, Obioha CU, Osborne JC, Harun N, Saint-Fleur-Calixte R. Impact of State Scope-of-Practice Laws on Nurse Practitioner-provided Home Visits. Geriatr Nurs. 42 (3): 674-80, May–June 2021.

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Millions of older Americans receive nurse practitioner (NP)-provided home based primary care (HBPC). Little is known about how state scope-of- practice (SOP) laws may impact use of NP-home visits. Using 2017 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Provider Utilization and Payment Data Public Use File (PUF), we examined the impact of state SOP laws on the use of NP-home visits.