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Expanding Authority to Prescribe Medications

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Registered Nurses who meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) standard for Endorsement as a Nurse Practitioners have been authorised to prescribe under s 95 of the National Health Practitioner Regulation National Law in each jurisdiction.

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There is an increasing trend for other health practitioners to be authorised to prescribe albeit in limited circumstances to improve client access to healthcare.

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Linda Starr
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Dr Linda Starr (PhD) is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. She also has extensive experience as a registered nurse and is the South Australian practitioner member on the National Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Linda is passionate about the intersection between healthcare and the law, with a particular focus on the mandatory reporting of elder abuse.
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Carly Leeuw
13 Jan 2022
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Ursula Wulff
28 Jan 2020
Good info for endorsed midwives.
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Nichole Nott
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14 Nov 2021
New information
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Grace Chau
01 Mar 2020
Quite insightful and helpful to what is required as a Nurse Practitioner.
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