(A) To obtain a certificate of authority to practice as a certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist, an applicant who meets the qualifications set forth in section 4723.41 of the Revised Code and this chapter shall:
(1) Submit a completed application on the form specified by the board, located at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/forms.htm (revised 2015), that includes the documentation and meets the requirements set forth in section 4723.41 of the Revised Code; and
(2) Submit an application fee of one hundred dollars.
(B) If an applicant for a certificate of authority fails to meet the requirements for certification within one year from the date the application is received, or the application submitted to the board remains incomplete for one year, the application shall be considered void and the fee submitted with the application shall be forfeited. The application shall state the circumstances under which this forfeiture may occur.
(C) A certificate of authority for an advanced practice registered nurse shall be automatically suspended or revoked, in accordance with section 4723.47 of the Revised Code, when a license to practice as a registered nurse is suspended or revoked. If suspended, the certificate of authority shall remain suspended until the license to practice as a registered nurse is reinstated. A certificate of authority shall automatically lapse or become inactive, in accordance with section 4723.47 of the Revised Code, when a license to practice as a registered nurse is lapsed or made inactive. The certificate of authority shall remain lapsed or inactive until the license to practice as a registered nurse is renewed or reactivated.
(D) The board may specify in taking disciplinary action under section 4723.28 of the Revised Code that a restriction placed on a license to practice as a registered nurse is applicable to the status of a certificate of authority.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/15/2015 and 10/15/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.07
Rule Amplifies: 4723.41, 4723.42, 4723.47
Prior Effective Dates: 04/01/1997, 04/01/1998, 02/01/2000, 02/01/2006, 02/01/2008, 02/01/2011, 02/01/2014