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Apply for APRN prescriptive authority
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What you need for Apply for APRN prescriptive authority
You must have Board authorization as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse to apply for prescriptive authority. Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) are not allowed by Massachusetts law to register for prescriptive authority.
Before you can prescribe, you must:
- If you have less than two years’ supervised practice, establish prescriptive practice guidelines with a supervising qualified healthcare professional, signing an attestation when applying for a MCSR that this has been established.
- If you have completed a minimum of two years supervised or two years independent prescriptive practice, you may amend your MCSR to remove supervision by signing an attestation. Amend your MCSR
- CNM are not required to establish prescriptive practice guidelines with a physician
- Learn more about prescriptive practice guidelines and requirements
- Enroll in Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Program (MassPAT) through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Drug Control Program
- Complete education required by Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 94C, Section 18(e)
- Apply for Drug Enforcement Administration registration
How to apply Apply for APRN prescriptive authority
- Call Department of Public Health Bureau of Health Professions Licensure Drug Control Program at (617) 973-0949 to request a Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) application.
- Call Drug Enforcement Administration at (888) 272-5174 to request an application.