Prescriptive Practice

In 2021, the Massachusetts legislature passed An Act Promoting a Resilient Health Care System that Puts Patients First (aka The Patients First Act), granting APRNs in Massachusetts independent prescribing authority.

Please click the icons below to learn about CRNA regulatory requirements and responsibilities set forth by the MA Board of Registration in Nursing finalized in September 2021: Massachusetts APRN Regulations Prescriptive authority is section 244 CMR 4.07

Independent Prescriptive Authority and 2021 Massachusetts APRN Laws and Regulations (October 2023)


Massachusetts CRNA Prescriptive Practice Guidelines Template (October 2023)



Federal Prescriptive Authority Training Regulations

As of June 27, 2023, the Federal DEA requires a one-time training for all prescribers. Detailed information can be found here:  DEA Training Requirement

The AANA has developed a course, AANA DEA Bundle that satisfies the federal training requirements.


Have a question?  Contact MANA Headquarters at [email protected]