In an attempt to offer guidance to Nurse Practitioners (NPs) whose collaborating physician(s) expect some form of payment for the services they render, the New York State Board for Nursing (SBN) issued a memorandum in July 2006 clarifying when such payment is appropriate.
An NP may pay a collaborating physician fair market value for services such as chart review and consultation, but there is no compulsion for the NP to enter into such an arrangement. When a payment agreement does exist, it is not appropriate to include such terms within the written collaborative agreement nor should it influence the nature of the chart review.
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