Lawriter - OAC - 4723-8-03 Title protection.

4723-8-03 Title protection.

(A) Only a person who holds a current valid license to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse issued in accordance with sections 4723.41, 4723.42 and 4723.482 of the Revised Code and this chapter may use the following titles or initials if designated to do so:

(1) Certified nurse-midwife, or A.P.R.N.-C.N.M., , if the individual is authorized to practice in accordance with division (A) of section 4723.43 of the Revised Code;

(2) Clinical nurse specialist, or A.P.R.N.-C.N.S., , if the individual is authorized to practice in accordance with division (D) of section 4723.43 of the Revised Code;

(3) Certified nurse practitioner, or A.P.R.N.-C.N.P., , if the individual is authorized to practice under division (C) of section 4723.43 of the Revised Code;

(4) Certified registered nurse anesthetist or A.P.R.N.-C.R.N.A., if the individual is authorized to practice in accordance with division (B) of section 4723.43 of the Revised Code; or

(5) Advanced practice registered nurse or A.P.R.N. if the individual is authorized to practice under division (A) to division (D) of section 4723.43 of the Revised Code.

(B) Only a person who holds a current valid advanced practice registered nurse license issued in accordance with sections 4723.41, 4723.42 and 4723.482 of the Revised Code and this chapter to practice as a certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist shall:

(1) Practice in accordance with section 4723.43 of the Revised Code and this chapter as a certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist;

(2) Hold themselves out as being a certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, or advanced practice registered nurse;

(3) Use any title or initials implying that the person is a certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, or advanced practice registered nurse authorized to practice in accordance with section 4723.03 of the Revised Code and paragraph (A) of this rule.

(C) At all times when an advanced practice registered nurse is providing direct care to a patient within the nurse's respective scope of practice, each certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist shall display and identify the applicable title and designation as set forth in this rule.

(D) No person who is not authorized to do so shall knowingly prescribe or personally furnish drugs or therapeutic devices without holding a current valid license to practice nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse issued under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code and being designated as a clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner according to section 4723.42 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 1/1/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/15/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.07
Rule Amplifies: 4723.44
Prior Effective Dates: 04/01/1997, 02/01/2004, 04/01/2006, 11/05/2012, 02/01/2014