Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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6/20/18  8:59 am
Commenter: Margarita Simón

Finding collaborating physicians

In general, unless you work in a practice or for a health care system?, it is almost impossible to find a collaborating physician. Many state they don’t want the legal liabilities or responsibility. Having been a nurse 43 years, an FNP 20 years & a certified wound care nurse, 15 years, I have not been able to secure a collaborating physician to do my wound care practice since I left the health care system & private practice in that system 1 1/2 years ago. I hope that when the time comes for attestation, I won’t have difficulties from the physicians I once worked with. My goal is to work part time until I finally retire. It is such a barrier to have to have a collaborating physician who also does not have my expertise.

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