4723-8-03 Title protection.

(A) Only a person who holds a current valid certificate of authority issued in accordance with section 4723.41 of the Revised Code and this chapter may use the following titles or initials:

(1) Certified nurse-midwife, C.N.M., certified registered nurse-midwife, or C.R.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, C.N.S., clinical registered nurse specialist, or C.R.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, C.N.P., certified registered nurse practitioner, or C.R.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 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 certificate of authority issued in accordance with section 4723.41 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 registered practice 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 as set forth in this rule.

Effective: 02/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/01/2015
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