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Corrective Information

On May 17, 2018, an association distributed information that may cause confusion regarding “recommendations that support additional regulation of primary care nurse practitioners.”

To clarify, at this time there are no pending recommendations, rule proposals, or legislative initiatives sought by the Ohio Board of Nursing related to the topic suggested by OAAPN. The topic was presented to the Advisory Committee on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing for discussion and recommendation earlier this year, but to date, the Committee has made no recommendations to the Board of Nursing. This Committee meets again on June 11, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Board of Nursing office, 17 S. High Street, Suite 660, Columbus, Ohio. All members of public are welcome to attend and listen to the discussion. Meeting materials will be posted at: www.nursing.ohio.gov prior to June 11.

Article distributed by OAAPN on May 17, 2018
The Ohio Board of Nursing recently made recommendations that support additional regulation of primary care nurse practitioners in Ohio (Memorandum_OBON_Advisory_Committtee). There is no empirical evidence to support the OBON’s position; in fact, it runs counter to the direction that most state boards have taken. As you know, primary care nurse practitioners comprise nearly 75% of Ohio’s total number of NPs. OAAPN is opposed to additional, unnecessary practice regulations – especially those that increase barriers by adding red tape, additional administrative requirements, and rules stating where NPs can and cannot practice. On Wednesday, May 16th, the OBON’s three-member selection committee did not reappoint any of the three APRN incumbents to the APRN Advisory Committee. All three had voiced opposition to further regulation of Ohio’s primary care NPs by the OBON. Not only did these incumbents serve with integrity and commitment, they were nominated by numerous organizations, including OAAPN. Eliminating these APRNs from the OBON’s Advisory Committee is concerning as it will likely result in muting the perspective of Ohio’s APRNs during important policy discussions. Please take a moment to review the attached document which states OAAPN’s position of further regulation of primary care NP’s and the consequences of such regulation (OAAPN_Position_Statement_re_specialty_regulation_5.11.18). Wednesday’s regrettable action by the OBON selection committee will only undermine the process of considering regulations that are in the best interest of patients across Ohio. For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.oaapn.org.


Nursing Board Adopts Resolution Regarding NTSB Recommendations For Health Care Providers

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued recommendations to the state of Ohio as a result of a NTSB safety study. As part of implementing the recommendations, the Board adopted a Resolution regarding prescribers and health care providers discussing with patients the effect their medical conditions and medication use may have on their ability to safely operate a vehicle in any mode of transportation.

Click here for the Resolution.


Take Charge Ohio - Safe Pain Medication & Pain Management Practices

Take Charge Ohio is an initiative to help use pain medication safely to minimize the risk of drug misuse, dependency and addiction by offering prescribers and healthcare professionals resources and tools to educate patients on safe medication and pain management practices. Click on http://www.takechargeohio.org/


Check The Status of Your License Application

To check the status of a license application you submitted, log onto your Dashboard, click “Options” and then “Review Status.” If you need assistance accessing your Dashboard, please contact the Ohio eLicense Customer Service Help Desk at (614) 466-3947 Option #1 Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.  For other questions, please click on the following link click here, and email the appropriate Board program.


Pending Transactions in Ohio eLicense Started Prior to February 10, 2018

If you started a transaction (application, renewal, reciprocity, service request, etc.) in Ohio elicense but did not submit it to the Board prior to February 10, 2018, you may be required to reset your password when you log in. Please follow the instructions on the Ohio eLicense website to reset your password.

If you have questions or require assistance, please call the Ohio eLicense Customer Service Help Desk at (855) 405-5514, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.


APRN Collaborating Physician Updates

A certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist is required to notify the Board the identity of their collaborating physician/podiatrist within thirty days after engaging in practice or after any change takes effect (i.e. additions or deletions). The information must include the name and business address of the collaborating physician/podiatrist.

Effective January 1, 2018, APRNs must submit documentation of changes in collaborating physicians through the online portal.  Please click on the following link for instructions on how to submit this documentation through your RN license on the online portal: How to Submit Supplemental Information Requested by the Board Online.  You can see if your request has been processed by logging back onto your Dashboard through the online portal and checking the status of your submission.  Click on “My History”, then under “History Type”, click on “Service Requests”.  Once the Board has processed your information, the “Status” will display as “Complete”.


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Mandatory Training on Medicaid’s
New Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) System Slated for Fall 2017

The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) will begin using Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for many home and community-based services in early 2018. EVV is an electronic system that verifies provider visits and documents the precise time services begin and end. It ensures that individuals receive their medically necessary services.

Services to be included in EVV are State Plan Home Health Aide, State Plan Home Health Nursing, Private Duty Nursing (PDN), Ohio Home Care Waiver Nursing, Ohio Home Care Waiver Personal Care Aide, Ohio Home Care Waiver Home Care Attendant, and State Plan RN Assessment. Ohio Medicaid will incorporate services provided by managed care, MyCare, and Passport into EVV at a later date.

ODM will require agency and non-agency providers to complete a training course in late 2017. Sandata, ODM’s contractor, will provide in-person training at various locations around the state. In addition, webinar training and self-paced on-line training will be available for providers. ODM will send providers details about training and registration soon.

Please click here for more information about EVV. Details about the upcoming, mandatory training will be posted here as well.


New Opioid Overdose Prevention Microsite

CDC’s Division of Unintentional Injury and Prevention is pleased to announce a new resource to support your efforts to address the opioid epidemic, the Opioid Overdose Prevention for State Microsite. It offers a simple way for you to share opioid overdose prevention information directly through your own website. All content is maintained by CDC and syndicated to your website, meaning once embedded the microsite will automatically keep your site current with the latest content. Click here to learn more about this resource and to download it for free.


New Online Training for Providers

DUIP launched the first in a series of interactive, online trainings for healthcare providers. These trainings feature the recommendations in the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, providing sample scenarios, feedback, and resources. This series is intended to help healthcare providers communicate effectively with patients about opioid use, decide when to initiate or continue opioid therapy, offer appropriate nonopioid options for pain management, and assess and address risks and harms of opioid use. The first training, Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Recommendations from CDC is available for continuing education credit and can be found on the training web page.


State of Ohio eLicense System Transaction Fee

When passing the state’s budget bill on June 30, 2017, the Ohio legislature authorized by law a $3.50 transaction charge for all users of the state’s Ohio eLicense system.  It was a state initiative passed as part of the budget bill. The Ohio eLicense system is an enterprise system managed by the state for 19 boards and commissions. All professionals of the boards and commissions who use the Ohio eLicense are being charged the fee.

Beginning Thursday, July 20, 2017, after 6:00 pm, an Ohio eLicense transaction fee of $3.50 will be added to your online cart at the time of checkout when you apply for a license/certificate or renew.

Since APRN licensure is separate from the RN license by law, APRNs will be charged a $3.50 transaction fee for each license (RN and APRN).

Nursing licensure fees have not been increased since 2004. The Ohio eLicense system allows the state to process professional license applications saving time and money.

We appreciate your understanding of the costs associated with the state being able to maintain a secure Ohio eLicense system for license information.


FOR ALL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING NEW GRADUATES

  • All license and certificate applications must be submitted online. CLICK here for more information.
  • We recommend using Google Chrome.
  • Graduates must use the correct Nursing School Code. CLICK here to find your correct school code.
  • You must register to create a new user account when you apply for a license or certificate for the first time.

    • If you never applied for a license or certificate in Ohio for nursing or with any other board, CLICK “I Don’t Have a License” to create a new user account.

    • If you have applied previously or currently hold a license in Ohio with nursing or any other board, CLICK “I Have a License” when creating a new user account. You will also need your Security Code. See below for instructions to obtain your Security Code.

  • INSTRUCTIONS

    Click Here for INSTRUCTIONS to Create a New Account & Obtaining your Security Code
    Download and review the instructions before starting. Obtaining you Security Code this way will only work if you have previously applied for, or already have a license or certificate with the Board and have acces to the same email address you used previously with us.


Ohio_eLicense_Center

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Browser Information: It is recommended that you use newer versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox web browsers. Internet Explorer users, must use IE 11 or Edge to access the eLicense 3.0 system.



RENEWAL BEGINS JANUARY 31, 2018 AND ENDS APRIL 30, 2018

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Ohio_eLicense_Center

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Browser Information: It is recommended that you use newer versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox web browsers. Internet Explorer users, must use IE 11 or Edge to access the eLicense 3.0 system.


State of Ohio eLicense System Transaction Fee

When passing the state’s budget bill on June 30, 2017, the Ohio legislature authorized by law a $3.50 transaction charge for all users of the state’s Ohio eLicense system.  It was a state initiative passed as part of the budget bill. The Ohio eLicense system is an enterprise system managed by the state for 19 boards and commissions. All professionals of the boards and commissions who use the Ohio eLicense are being charged the fee.

Beginning Thursday, July 20, 2017, after 6:00 pm, an Ohio eLicense transaction fee of $3.50 will be added to your online cart at the time of checkout when you apply for a license/certificate or renew.

Since APRN licensure is separate from the RN license by law, APRNs will be charged a $3.50 transaction fee for each license (RN and APRN).

Nursing licensure fees have not been increased since 2004. The Ohio eLicense system allows the state to process professional license applications saving time and money.

We appreciate your understanding of the costs associated with the state being able to maintain a secure Ohio eLicense system for license information.


How Do I Make My License Inactive?

If you have not used the 3.0 Ohio eLicense system that was implemented on July 1, 2016, you must first register to create a new user account:

  • Go to the Ohio eLicense Home Page at https://elicense.ohio.gov.
  • Click on the Login / Create an Account option.
  • Click on the “I HAVE A LICENSE” button.

1. Once you have registered, log into your account and click on the “Dashboard” link at the top of the page.

2. In the “Your Licenses” section click on the “Options” button in the panel of the license you wish to make “Inactive”. Then select “Special Request” from the menu.

3. On the “Special Request” page, select “License Inactivation” from the drop-down menu:

  • If you are an APRN, see below before proceeding
  • Select “Out of Business” from the reason drop-down menu and enter a brief reason for inactivation in the text box below.
  • Press “Submit” and the license will be inactivated immediately.

CAUTION APRNs (CRNA, CNP, CNS or CNM)
  • If you inactivate your RN license, your APRN COA/license will automatically be inactivated when you inactivate the RN license.
  • To inactivate only your APRN COA/license and keep the RN license active, email the Board at aprn@nursing.ohio.gov.
    • In the subject line write “Request Inactivation of APRN credential”.
    • In the email, provide your APRN license/COA number, full name and RN number.
  • Staff will process your request for APRN inactivation as soon as possible.


If you do not place your license on inactive status before the renewal cycle ends, your license will lapse. If your license lapses, you will not have the authority to practice. You do not need to create an account if you choose to let your license lapse.



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Click Here to Manage Licenses

Browser Information: It is recommended that you use newer versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox web browsers. Internet Explorer users, must use IE 11 or Edge to access the eLicense 3.0 system.



How Do I Change My NAME with the Board?

1. If you are a first time user, then register on the Board’s new portal:

  • Navigate to the new e-License Home Page at https://elicense.ohio.gov.
  • Choose the Login / Create an Account option.
  • Choose the “I HAVE A LICENSE” button.

2. Log in to your account and click on the link “OPTIONS” found in the License box.

3. Click on the link “Change Name.”

4. Upload one of the certified court records listed below:

  • Marriage Certificate/Abstract
  • Divorce Decree
  • Court Record indicating change of name
  • Documentation from another state/country consistent with the laws of that jurisdiction

5. Press “Submit”. Requests received online are processed in 2-3 business days.



How Do I Change My ADDRESS with the Board?

1. If you are a first time user, then register on the Board’s new portal:

  • Navigate to the new e-License Home Page at https://elicense.ohio.gov
  • Choose the Login / Create an Account option.
  • Choose the “I HAVE A LICENSE” button.

2. Log in to your account at https://elicense.ohio.gov and

3. Click on the link “OPTIONS” found in the License box.

4. Click on the link “Change Address.”

5. Press “Submit”. Your address change will be automatically applied to your license or certificate.



Ohio_eLicense_Center

Click Here to Manage Licenses

Browser Information: It is recommended that you use newer versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox web browsers. Internet Explorer users, must use IE 11 or Edge to access the eLicense 3.0 system.


The Ohio eLicense Center website provides online information and verification of an Ohio license or certificate for nurses (LPNs, RNs, APRNs), dialysis technicians (DTs), community health workers (CHWs), or Medication aides (MA-Cs) for the following purposes:

  1. The public, licensees, certificate holders, nursing employers, and other state boards or organizations use verification to confirm if an individual holds a current, valid license or certificate in Ohio. For example, employers of nurses need to determine licensure for an employee or potential employee; members of the public need to check the license of a caregiver or potential caregiver. (See Systems Used for Verification: Ohio eLicense or Nursys below.)

  2. Ohio licensed nurses need licensure verification if they are seeking reciprocity (also known as endorsement) to practice in another state. Verification of the Ohio license is required to provide the other state documentation of current licensure and must be completed through Nursys. (See Reciprocity section below.)

    Click Here to Download "Verification of Ohio Licenses and Certificates"

Systems Used for Verification: Ohio eLicense or Nursys

The public, licensees, certificate holders, nursing employers, and other state boards or organizations can obtain verification of licensure either through Ohio eLicense or Nursys. Both Ohio eLicense and Nursys provide primary source verification. (Primary source verification means the individual’s reported credentials and qualifications are verified through the original organization or governmental entity that issued the document or credential, or through a designated equivalent source.)

  • Ohio eLicense: Go to the Ohio eLicense website at elicense.ohio.gov/oh_verifylicense. There is no fee. For your search it is best to enter only the first and last name or a license or certificate number, and leave all other fields blank. Use the Google Chrome browser to access the system for best results.

  • Nursys, a national nursing database maintained by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) includes data submitted daily by NCSBN member boards, including Ohio. Go to www.NCSBN.org for the following:

    • “Nursys e-Notify” is a free notification service that provides automated, electronic license status updates. Employers can enroll their entire nurse list and e-Notify will send regular updates of changes to licenses.  Nurses may sign up to receive license expiration reminders and status updates.

    • “Nursys Quick Confirm” is a free service to look up and verify nurse licensure information.

Reciprocity (or Endorsement) for Ohio Licensed LPNs, RNs, APRNs Seeking to Work in Another State

State boards of nursing use Nursys for license verification for nurses seeking reciprocity to practice in another state to expedite the process between state boards of nursing.

  1. If you are an LPN or RN(only):
    • Go to www.Nursys.com to request license verification. An Ohio nurse seeking reciprocity to practice in another state must complete the verification process through Nursys and submit the Nursys fee of $30 online.
    • Do not submit a service request for verification through the Board website or Ohio eLicense. It will not be processed and your fee is non-refundable.

  2. If you are an APRN:

    • Go to https://elicense.ohio.gov/OH_CommunitiesLogin to request a verification of your APRN license. You must also obtain verification of your RN license through Nursys as described above.

    • If you have not used Ohio eLicense since July 1, 2016, you are a “New User” and you must register to create a user account. If you need assistance, see the registration instructions with screen shots on the Board website at www.nursing.ohio.gov.  If you registered after July 1, 2016 and have a user account, you are an “Existing User.”

    • Follow the instructions under “New Users” or “Existing Users.” From the Dashboard page click “Options” and then click “Send Verification” from your RN license (the APRN license option is not yet available). Specify in the “reason for submitting service request” box that you need verification for your APRN license. Submit a $15 payment online. All fees are non-refundable. Use the Google Chrome browser to access the system for best results.

 Reciprocity (or Endorsement) to Work in Another State for Ohio Certified DTs, CHWs, and MA-Cs

    • Go to https://elicense.ohio.gov/OH_CommunitiesLogin. If you have not used Ohio eLicense since July 1, 2016, you are a “New User” and you must register to create a user account. If you need assistance, see the registration instructions with screen shots on the Board website at www.nursing.ohio.gov.

    • If you registered after July 1, 2016 and have a user account, you are an “Existing User.”

    • Follow the instructions under “New Users” or “Existing Users.” From the Dashboard page click “Options” and then click “Send Verification” from your CHW, DT, or MA-C certificate. Submit a $15 payment online.

    • Use the recommended browser, Google Chrome.

If you have questions about verifications, please email verifications@nursing.ohio.gov.

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The Joint Commission and the NCQA consider on-line status information as fulfilling the primary source requirement for verification of licensure in compliance with their respective credentialing standards. Employers, please remind your nursing staff to update their mailing address with the board when you receive an employee address update.

Complaint Forms

To find out about the Ohio Board of Nursing complaint process, refer to the Discipline Section.

  Adobe Acrobat FileComplaint Form (for Email Submission)
  Adobe Acrobat File(PDF) Version (for FAX or Postal Submission)

  Adobe Acrobat FileSupplemental Information Form for Employers (for Email Submission)
  Adobe Acrobat File(PDF) Version  (for FAX or Postal Submission)

  Adobe Acrobat FileNursing Education Program Dissatisfaction Form

 

 

 

OHIO BOARD OF NURSING
DISCIPLINE RECORDS - PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST

 
 
 

Copies of Ohio Board of Nursing discipline records dating from January 1994 to March 2018 can be downloaded directly using NCSBN's nursys-QuickConfirm website. A video tutorial and FAQ are available at the bottom of each QuickConfirm webpage.

https://www.nursys.com/LQC/LQCSearch.aspx

 
NCSBN_QuickConfirm_External_Link

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This should not be used to request a license verification.
 
 
 

For discipline records before January 1994 or after March 2018, Click Here.

 
 

 

 

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