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Attention Out of State Nurses: During the COVID-19 declared emergency, nurses who hold an active, valid license in another state may practice in Ohio without an Ohio license for the duration of the declared emergency. (Section 4723.32(G)(7), ORC)

Declared State of Emergency Will Remain in Effect

Ohio will lift its health orders on June 2, 2021, but the Governor’s declared State of Emergency in Ohio is not expected to be terminated on that date. When both Ohio and the federal government declare the emergency over, then the ORC 4723.32(G)(7) exemption will no longer be applicable.

For the duration of the state or federal declaration of emergency, the Ohio Board of Nursing will continue to recognize ORC Section 4723.32(G)(7) as in effect for purposes of authorizing nurses who hold an active, valid license in another state to practice in Ohio without an Ohio nursing license for the duration of any declared disaster of this type for the duration of the current COVID-19 declared emergency. The Board further considers this statute to be applicable only to nurses who do not hold licensure in Ohio, whether that nursing license be active or inactive.

Announcements, News, and Events

July 2021 Board Meeting

The Ohio Board of Nursing July 2021 meeting will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., and Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. More information regarding whether the meeting will be held virtually or in-person will be provided at a later date.

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Administrative Rules Interested Party Meeting June 24, 2021 1:00 pm via Microsoft Teams

As part of a scheduled five-year review, the Board of Nursing will be considering revisions to: Chapter 4723-5 Nursing Education Program Chapter 4723-7 Examination and Licensure Chapter 4723-13 Delegation of Nursing Tasks Chapter 4723-27 Medication Administration by Certified Medication Aides The Board is also proposing new rules to implement APRN Consult Agreements (New Rules 4723-8-12, […]

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Request for Proposals for the Nurse Education Grant Program: 2021-2023 Cycle

Request for Proposals for the Nurse Education Grant Program: 2021-2023 Cycle Appendix A Appendix B

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Ohio Substance Use Disorder Professional Loan Repayment Program

The Substance Use Disorder Professional Loan Repayment Program (SUDLRP) application cycle is accepting applications from eligible applicants until July 6, 2021 by 11:59pm.  The application and guidance is at Ohio Substance Use Disorder Professional Loan Repayment Program. For questions contact, PCRH@odh.ohio.gov or call 614-644-8508.

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ALERT: Fraudulent Calls

The Board continues to hear from nurses and employers who are receiving calls from someone posing as a Board of Nursing investigator. The caller may state that nurse(s) are under investigation by the DEA, FBI, or Board of Nursing; the caller may ask for DEA numbers or bank account numbers and may threaten loss of […]

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Nurses: Help Administer the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Ohio Responds Volunteer Registry (https://www.ohioresponds.odh.ohio.gov) is the State of Ohio’s online system for managing public health and healthcare professionals who wish to volunteer to provide vaccinations.  This site supports a variety of personnel who may be called to action during disasters and public health activities.  Ohio Responds is the system used to notify volunteers […]

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