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Nurse practitioners in Kentucky are now able to prescribe some medications without having a collaborative agreement with a physician, making it easier for them to open their own practices, advanced practice nurse leaders said.

The new state law, which took effect July 15, states after four years of prescribing under a collaborative agreement with a physician, NPs no longer need the agreement to prescribe routine medications.

Controlled substances, including oxycodone, testosterone and cough syrup with codeine, still require a collaborative agreement. About 2,000 of the state’s 5,410 NPs have an agreement to prescribe these more restrictive drugs, according to the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

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