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General Information

   Adobe Acrobat FileApproved National Certifying Organizations
   Adobe Acrobat FileAPRN Decision Making Model
   Adobe Acrobat FileInstructions for Updating Collaborating Physician Information
   Adobe Acrobat FileJoint Regulatory Statement Regarding the Use of Protocols to Initiate or Adjust Medications
   Adobe Acrobat FileJoint Regulatory Statement on the Prescription of Naloxone to High-Risk Individuals (Updated Nov. 2015)
   Adobe Acrobat File New Limits on Prescription Opioids for Acute Pain


   Internal Page LinkClick Here for Certificate of Authority Verification
   Internal Page LinkClick Here for Advanced Practice Forms 


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


APRN Consensus Model

The APRN Consensus Model is the result of the collaborative work of the APRN Consensus Work Group and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) APRN Advisory Committee with extensive review and comments from the larger APRN stakeholder community. The Consensus Model was developed to promote uniformity in requirements for advanced practice nursing.

LACE (Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education), a communication network that includes licensure, accreditation, certification, and educational organizations that represent the components of APRN regulation, is facilitating the implementation of the APRN Consensus Model with stakeholders interested in advancing uniformity in APRN regulation and requirements.

NCSBN is taking a major role in promoting and assisting state boards of nursing in the adoption of the regulatory components of the APRN Consensus Model. Beginning in 2008 and subsequently, the Ohio Board of Nursing reviewed the APRN Consensus Model and the related NCSBN Model Law and Rules. Below are two grids that provide comparison information about the APRN Consensus Model requirements and the Ohio Nurse Practice Act and administrative rules. For questions regarding the requirements of the APRN Consensus Model compared to the Ohio Nurse Practice Act and administrative rules, please email practice@nursing.ohio.gov.

The APRN Consensus Model, as well as numerous related documents are available at www.ncsbn.org.

Adobe Acrobat FileAPRN Consensus Model

Adobe Acrobat File2014 APRN Consensus Model by State

Adobe Acrobat FileComparison of the Consensus Model for Ohio


Sub. SB 83 (SB 83) Expanded Authority to Prescribe Schedule II Controlled Substances

SB 83, introduced by Senator Scott Oelslager on February 16, 2011, expanded the authority of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who hold a Certificate to Prescribe (CTP) to prescribe schedule II controlled substances. The bill was signed by Governor Kasich on March 9, 2012 and became effective on June 8, 2012.

As directed by SB 83, the Board adopted rules pertaining to schedule II controlled substances, including prescribing and CE requirements for CTP holders. New Rule 4723-9-13, OAC, addresses the CE requirements and when you renew your CTP, you will be required to verify completion of the continuing education course.

The amended rules in Chapters 4723-8 and 4723-9 became effective on November 5, 2012 to provide ample time for CTP holders to complete the required six hours of continuing education before the renewal cycle ends on August 31, 2013. To review the rules, go to the front page of the web site and click on “Law and Rules”.

FAQs answering questions about the new prescribing law and CE requirements are located at the link below. If you have additional questions, please contact the Board at practice@nursing.ohio.gov.


Am. Sub. HB 93 Pain Management Clinics; OARRS

In May 2011, Governor Kasich signed into law Amended Substitute House Bill 93, sponsored by Representatives David E. Burke, R.Ph., and Dr. Terry Johnson, D.O. Amended Substitute House Bill 93 aggressively focuses on further regulating facilities and prescribers operating as pain management clinics by requiring that the Board of Pharmacy license those clinics. Additionally, the Medical Board must adopt rules establishing standards for physician operation of pain management clinics and standards to be followed by physicians who provide care at pain management clinics. The bill also modifies the operation of OARRS (Ohio Automated Rx Review System), a drug database administered by the Pharmacy Board that is used to monitor the misuse and diversion of controlled substances and other dangerous drugs.Click Here to View the Complete Summary


Rule on Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Primary Source Recertification Documentation

If you are an advanced practice registered nurse, your certificate of authority (COA) is current and valid only if you meet all requirements of the Board including maintaining certification or recertification by the applicable national certifying organization. Please refer to the 'Nursing Practice' page of the Board’s website for a list of Board approved national organizations.

Effective February 1, 2011, the Board requires primary source verification for advanced practice registered nurse national recertification. For this to occur, you must request that your national certifying organization notify the Board directly of national recertification within thirty days of your recertification. The Board no longer accepts documentation of recertification from a COA holder.

If you have any questions, please contact the Advanced Practice Unit at aprn@nursing.ohio.gov.


Advisory Committee on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing

About the Advisory Committee

Adobe Acrobat FileAdvisory Committee on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing

Committee Meeting Date: October 2, 2017      


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