Assembly Bill 890 (Wood), signed into law in September 2020, created two new classifications of nurse practitioners (NPs) – 103 and 104 NPs – who can perform certain functions without standardized procedures and protocols in California. The regulations implementing the bill became effective January 1, 2023, and the application to become a 103 NP went live on January 20, 2023.
NPs who want to transition to these new classifications are required to submit an application and receive certification from the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The application requires an NP to provide an attestation from a physician, 103 NP, or 104 NP who practices in the same specialty area in which the NP is seeking certification. The attester is attesting that the NP has completed the “transition to practice” requirements of three full-time equivalent years of clinical practice experience or 4,600 hours. To view further details please visit here.