Q&A: Which states in the US allow nurse practitioners to open their own office without observation?

Question by Just me.: Which states in the US allow nurse practitioners to open their own office without observation?
There are supposed to be 11 or 12 states that allow nurse practitioners to open their own office. Also, there are about 27 states that allow nurse practitioners to work in a hospital without observation of a doctor. Please tell me which states these are for both subjects. EVERY answer will count. Please answer what you know.

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Answer by Texicano
I only that Texas does because I live here.

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2 Responses to “Q&A: Which states in the US allow nurse practitioners to open their own office without observation?”

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  1. RLO says:

    Allowed to work unsupervised by physician: Alaska, DC, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. NP’s can open their own office in those states.

  2. Shannon RN, BSN says:

    add NC to the list where they can open their own office

    http://www.ncbon.com/content.aspx?id=648

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