Can NPs (Nurse Practitioners) Inject Botox®?
Yes, NPs can certainly inject Botox®. However, since Botox® is a controlled substance, your State may require that you work with a physician.
First, you should consult with your State nursing board as they will know the latest rules (they do change!). Basically, if you can currently prescribe (controlled) drugs, you can most likely offer Botox® to your current patients without having a medical director. If you cannot currently prescribe without a physician, you will most likely need to work with one.
Listing of where NPs can inject Botox®:
States where NPs can prescribe and inject Botox® without any physician involvement:
AK, AZ, DC, IA, ME, MT, NH, NM, OR, UT, WA, WI, WY
States where NPs can prescribe Botox® with some degree of physician involvement:
AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MI, MN, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NY, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, WV
States where NPs can prescribe (excluding controlled substances) with some degree of physician involvement:
AL, KY, LA, MO, MS, NV, OH, TX, VA
If you are looking for Botox® Training, the IAPAM offers complete hands-on CME aesthetic medicine training for NPs. In addition, we have a “Botox® Injection Best Practices eReport” that you can download for free here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the IAPAM at 800-219-5108 x704, or visit our event website: Aesthetic Medicine Symposium.