State Policy Toolkit

Build your policy knowledge and skill

First things first: effective advocacy begins with an understanding of the core issues and positions influencing NP practice. Become familiar with AANP's and our profession's position on education, regulation, policy, and patient care.

AANP’s 2018 State Policy Priorities 

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State Policy Maps

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  • NP Schedule II Controlled Substance Prescriptive Authority
  • NP Authorization to Sign Death Certificates
  • Percent of Physician Reimbursement for NPs in Medicaid
  • NP Authorization to Provide Proof of Disability for Disabled Parking Placards
  • Recognition of NPs as Primary Care Providers in State Law
  • NP Authorization to Sign POLST Forms
  • NP Authorization to Refer to Physical Therapy
  • Limit on Ratios of NPs to Physicians in Collaborative or Supervisory Agreements

Take Action on State Issues

Visit the AANP Advocacy Center for AANP specific state messaging.

AANP and the NP Roundtable Joint Statements

Increasing our volume, speaking with one united voice! Check out joint positions statements from AANP and our national NP partners. Members of the NP Roundtable include the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

Core Resources

Policy Analysis & Health Care Community Statements

Learn what the broader health care community is saying about NPs and the future of health care.

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Position Statements & Papers

Find out where AANP stands on the issues important to NPs. From prescriptive privilege to the value NPs bring to primary care, the following position statements and papers reflect The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®.

Use the links below to view and download individual copies of AANP position statements and papers.

Order AANP position statements and papers on official AANP letterhead for professional use in your practice.

Federal Trade Commission - Advocacy Filings

The following APRN-related FTC filings address consumer choice and competition. Additional FTC Advocacy filings on an array of health care issues can be found on the FTC website.





Counter Viewpoints

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