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General Information

   Adobe Acrobat FileThe Practice of Nursing and Scopes of Practice
   Adobe Acrobat FileChanges in Healthcare Professions' Scope of Practice: Legislative Considerations
   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

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   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 APRN Licensure for CNPs, CNSs, CNMs and CRNAs

Click here for Advanced Pharmacology Requirements for Licensure - Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs), Certified Nurse Practioners (CNPs), and Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs)

DEA Warns of Extortion Scam by DEA Special Agent Impersonators

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Congress Passes Opioid Legislation

Congress' recent Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act grants permanent authority for nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants to prescribe buprenorphine through medication-assisted treatment (MAT), permanently extending authority granted originally by the 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Nurse practitioners, in certain settings or with appropriate board qualifications and education, are now eligible to treat up to 100 patients, an increase from 30 patients per year under CARA.

In addition, clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and certified nurse midwives (CNMs) were given the MAT prescribing authority for a period of five years. The secretary of Health and Human Services and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be required to write a report within two years of this legislation detailing the treatment of individuals receiving MAT by qualifying practitioners. There are also multiple provisions in the legislation pertaining to telehealth and the ability for providers to use telehealth as a way to treat substance use disorder.

Nursing Board Adopts Resolution Regarding NTSB Recommendations For Health 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.

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/

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 File2018 APRN Consensus Model by State

Adobe Acrobat FileComparison of the Consensus Model for Ohio

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 APRN license 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 an APRN licensee.

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

Advisory Committee on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing

About the Advisory Committee

Adobe Acrobat FileAdvisory Committee on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing

June 17, 2019 Meeting Materials
Adobe Acrobat FileJune Meeting Materials

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