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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Ohio Board of Nursing will hold a public hearing on Wednesday July 26, 2017 beginning at 1:00 pm. in the Ohio Board of Nursing Board meeting room, located at 17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, OH, 43215-7410, for the purpose of rescinding Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Rules 4723-9-09, Standards of prescribing for nurses with a certificate to prescribe; and 4723-9-10, Formulary; and adopting a new OAC Rule 4723-9-10, Formulary; standards of prescribing for advanced practice registered nurses designated as clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwives, or certified nurse practitioners.

The Board is resending notice of the public hearing to note the revised filing today Monday June 19, 2017, of new OAC Rule 4723-9-10, Formulary; standards of prescribing for advanced practice registered nurses designated as clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwives, or certified nurse practitioners. The revised filing reflects the version of proposed new OAC Rule 4723-9-10 with changes accepted by the Board at their May 17, 2017 meeting. Please note that the date, time and place of the public hearing has not changed. A copy of the rules to be considered at public hearing that includes the revised filing of proposed new OAC Rule 4723-9-10 is attached to this notice.

Copies of the proposed rules referenced above may be obtained at the Register of Ohio, http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/jsps/publicdisplayrules/searchAgency.jsp, and at the Board’s website, www.nursing.ohio.gov, or by sending a request to the Board office with a check for $3.95 made payable to the “Treasurer, State of Ohio,” to cover postage cost.

Any person affected by the proposed action may present oral or written testimony. All interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard at the public hearing. Those persons who wish to provide oral testimony at the hearing are encouraged to inform the Board prior to the hearing date and may be given preference in the order of testimony. Written comments received by the Board before the close of the hearing record will be considered. Written comments in lieu of oral testimony may be submitted by bringing the testimony to the public hearing, submitting via e-mail to rules@nursing.ohio.gov or by mail to be received by the close of hearing to the attention of:

Holly R. Fischer, Chief Legal Counsel
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 S. High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410

Click here for rules 4723-9-09 and 4723-9-10 OAC To Be Rescinded, and New Rule 4723-9-10 OAC


Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Application for the Advisory Committee on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing

Board Policy: Advisory Groups

Click Here for the Full Announcement

Click Here for the Application


RNs and APRNs Can Register Prior to the Start of Renewal

RN and APRN renewal begins July 1st, but at anytime, you may “register” to create a user account in the Ohio eLicense system. All who renew this year must complete this first step. By registering early, you will be ready to “renew” starting July 1st.

If you are both a RN and an APRN, register one time because the system account is for you as an individual. However, please remember, as an RN and APRN you will need to renew your RN license and complete the COA renewal/APRN license issuance process starting July 1st.

Beginning the week of May 15th, the Board is sending renewal notification reminders by postal mail. The mailings are staggered by zip codes (not alphabetically), so RNs and APRNs will receive letters through June. The letter includes your Security Code that is needed to register in the system.

If you want to register before you receive your letter or if you misplace your letter, you can obtain your Security Code through the Ohio eLicense system. Directions are included within the registration instructions (click below).

You may choose to wait until after July 1st to complete everything: register, renew your RN license, and complete the COA renewal/APRN licensure process, if applicable. However, we encourage you to register early to become familiar with the system and be ready to renew early so you don’t miss a deadline. It will also help reduce the volume of questions during peak licensure periods and allow us to better serve you.

Thank you in advance. For questions, contact Online System Support at 614-466-3947 and select “Option 1” (weekdays 8am-5pm, except for holidays). If you need assistance after business hours, email nursing.registration@das.ohio.gov and include a brief description of the issue, your first and last name, telephone number, email address, and license number, if you have it.

Click here for registration instructions and screen shots.


Important Dates and Deadlines for RNs and APRNs

Click here to download information on upcoming dates and deadlines for RN Renewal and COA Renewal/APRN License Issuance


HB 216 APRN Information

Click here for Summary of Major Provisions of HB 216

Click here for CRNAs -Transition to Licensure

Click here for CNPs, CNSs, CNMs -Transition to Licensure

Click here for Advanced Pharmacology Licensure Requirements

Click here for Resources for Obtaining Advanced Pharmacology Education Required by HB 216


Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) REVISED ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING RENEWAL APPLICATIONS (January 2017)

Starting January 2017, DEA will no longer send its second renewal notification by mail. Instead, an electronic reminder to renew will be sent to the email address associated with the DEA registration.

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drugreg/index.html

https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/webforms/jsp/regapps/common/renewalAppLogin.jsp


Opioids Prescribed to Ohio Patients Decrease by 162 Million Doses Since 2012 Report Shows Continued Progress in Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing

The complete 2016 OARRS Annual Report can be accessed by visiting: www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/OARRS2016


Authorization Expanded to Qualified Certified Nurse Practitioners for the Prescribing of Buprenorphine to Treat Opioid Addiction

Click Here for More 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

Click Here to Apply


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RN & APRN RENEWAL STARTS JULY 1, 2017

RNs and APRNs Can Register Prior to the Start of Renewal

RN and APRN renewal begins July 1st, but at anytime, you may “register” to create a user account in the Ohio eLicense system. All who renew this year must complete this first step. By registering early, you will be ready to “renew” starting July 1st.

If you are both a RN and an APRN, register one time because the system account is for you as an individual. However, please remember, as an RN and APRN you will need to renew your RN license and complete the COA renewal/APRN license issuance process starting July 1st.

Beginning the week of May 15th, the Board is sending renewal notification reminders by postal mail. The mailings are staggered by zip codes (not alphabetically), so RNs and APRNs will receive letters through June. The letter includes your Security Code that is needed to register in the system.

If you want to register before you receive your letter or if you misplace your letter, you can obtain your Security Code through the Ohio eLicense system. Directions are included within the registration instructions (click below).

You may choose to wait until after July 1st to complete everything: register, renew your RN license, and complete the COA renewal/APRN licensure process, if applicable. However, we encourage you to register early to become familiar with the system and be ready to renew early so you don’t miss a deadline. It will also help reduce the volume of questions during peak licensure periods and allow us to better serve you.

Thank you in advance. For questions, contact Online System Support at 614-466-3947 and select “Option 1” (weekdays 8am-5pm, except for holidays). If you need assistance after business hours, email nursing.registration@das.ohio.gov and include a brief description of the issue, your first and last name, telephone number, email address, and license number, if you have it.

Click here for registration instructions and screen shots.

Click Here for more information about RN and APRN registration and renewal.

  • What you can do now:

    Update your address and name if either has changed. See the instructions above to update your name and/or address.

  • Questions?

    For questions about registration and renewal, please contact the Ohio Board of Nursing Online System Support at 614-466-3947 and select option 1”.  The hours of support are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm., except for holidays.

    If you need assistance with registration or with name and address changes outside of normal business hours, please email nursing.registration@das.ohio.gov and include a brief description of the issue, your first and last name, telephone number, email address and license number, if you have it.

 



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 “Manage” 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 “Manage” 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 license and certificate verification for RNs, LPNs, Prescriptive and Certificate of Authority Holders, Dialysis Technicians, Medication Aides and Community Health Workers.

Recent Changes:
Due to recent changes in Ohio law, if you hold an active RN license in Ohio, your current license is now legally valid through October 31, 2017.

Attention APRN, COA and CTP Holders:
When searching the new verification portal, APRN licenses, Certificate of Authority (COAs) and Certificates to Prescribe (CTPs) are rolled up under their related RN licenses. To locate the APRN, COA and CTP credentials, you may search by the licensee's RN.123456 number or name. You may now also search by the APRN or COA number (ex. APRN.CNP.12345, APRN.CRNA.12345 ...).

Important:

  • When searching we recommend using just the licensee's first and last name or their license number.

  • The information provided on this site is related only to Ohio licenses and certificates. The state listed on the verification website is from the licensees address we have one file, not another state's license 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.

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Click Here to Verify an Ohio License or Certificate

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 May 2017 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

Click Here
 
This should not be used to request a license verification.
 
 
 

For discipline records before January 1994 or after May 2017, Click Here.

 
 

 

 

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