Executive Order signed by Governor Cuomo
Last evening Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order allowing CRNAs to practice without physician supervision. NPs are allowed to practice without a written practice agreement or collaborative relationship with a physician. NPs may advise and direct emergency medical services personnel. Licensed personnel is immune from civil liability.
Pre-licensure healthcare students may volunteer in health care facilities for educational credit without an affiliation agreement. RNs, NPs, and LPNs in good standing may practice in NY without NY license. RNs may order throat and nasal swabs for COVID-19 testing.