Q. Nurse life care planners can’t prescribe, can they? A. Yes, we can. There is no legal requirement in any state in the US for all goods and services for a patient’s care to be prescribed (sometimes termed, “ordered”)  by a physician. It’s important not to confuse an insurance plan’s requirement to have a physician prescription…

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Q. What educational background should an attorney look for when choosing a life care planner? A. Ask for proof of current, unrestricted registered nurse licensure. A registered nurse with a broad background in nursing, preferably with degree(s) from accredited college or university nursing programs, is essential for assessing the injured person’s function, cognition, and current…

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Q. What records does a nurse life care planner review? A. A nurse life care planner will want to see all available records. Sometimes when records have been compiled by a paralegal or other nonmedical person, they are incomplete because the compiler does not recognize the significance of each piece. For example, EMS and emergency…

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