As most nurse practitioners know, there is a bill called Assembly Bill 890 that Governor Newsom signed into law in September of 2020. In it, he and the legislature have tasked the Board of Registered Nursing to come up with two new categories of nurse practitioners: 103 NP & 104 NP. While exciting for nurse practitioners in California, it’s important to understand what can be done today and what needs to wait for a few more years.
The two categories in Assembly Bill 890 are categorized by the code section that have been created under the Business and Professions Code of California. They're commonly referred to as a 103 NPs and 104 NPs and that goes together with Business and Professions Code section 2837.103 and 2837.104 respectively. On January 1, 2023, what is now in effect is that 103 NPs can work in a group setting with at least one physician and surgeon within the practice, but there are some relaxations on the...
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