For information regarding COVID-19, see the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) website at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov and the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html.

EXPEDITED LICENSING
DECLARED EMERGENCY: The state declared emergency ended June 18, 2021, however for the duration of the federal declaration of emergency, the Board 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. 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.

APRNs AND PRESCRIBING
• APRNs, monitor https://www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/ and https://www.med.ohio.gov/ for practice updates that may affect your practice
DEA Guidance on Oral CII Prescriptions
• See the DEA COVID-19 Information Page on the Diversion Control Divisions web for guidance; direct questions concerning COVID-19 to the Policy email box at Natural.Disaster@usdoj.gov
Chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate products for COVID treatment
Pharmacy Board Statement on CNPs, CNSs, CNMs, PAs in the Management of Pharmacist Consult Agreements
National APRN Certification Organizations – Extension Policies COVID-19 Update
• The FDA cautions that Ivermectin should not be used for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19. See https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/why-you-should-not-use-ivermectin-treat-or-prevent-covid-19 and https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2021/han00449.asp

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH and CDC
Letter to Primary Care Providers
CDC Health Update Alert
Diagnostic Testing Encouraged for COVID-19
Ohio Department of Health Releases Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses
Guidance for Vaccine Providers for Administering Booster Doses
UPDATED GUIDANCE: Booster doses approved for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines