Field Ops Memo 2009-06A: TAFDC/ EAEDC Nurse Practitioner Added to the Definition of Competent Medical Authorities: Clrification

The title of Nurse Practitioner also includes the following titles: Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse (MS APRN) or a Psychiatric Nurse Mental Health Clinical Specialist. These are Nurse Practitioners for psychiatric patients. Provided the disability described on the form meets the requirements for EAEDC or TAFDC, any form requiring the signature of a competent medical authority can be completed and signed by an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse or a Psychiatric Nurse Mental Health Clinical Specialist and will be an acceptable proof of a psychiatric or mental disability.
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