Lawriter - OAC - 4723-8-08 Advanced practice registered nurse license renewal; notification of national recertification.

4723-8-08 Advanced practice registered nurse license renewal; notification of national recertification.

[Comment: Information regarding the availability and effective date of the materials incorporated by reference in this rule can be found in paragraph (G) of rule 4723-1-03 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) To renew a current valid license to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse , a licensee shall:

(1) Submit an "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License Renewal Application," that includes:

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (A)(2) of this rule, documentation satisfactory to the board that the licensee has maintained certification in the nursing specialty with a national certifying organization as required by division (B) of section 4723.42 of the Revised Code;

(b) Documentation satisfactory to the board of completion of continuing education required by division (C)(2) of section 4723.24 of the Revised Code and rule 4723-8-10 of the Administrative Code;

(c) A list of the names and business addresses of the holder's current collaborating physicians and podiatrists, if the nurse is a clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner; and

(d) The renewal fee set forth in division (A)(8) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code. If a completed renewal application is not renewed online by September fifteenth of odd numbered years, in order to renew the applicant shall pay a late processing fee of fifty dollars in accordance with division (A)(10) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code. The late processing fee is in addition to the renewal fee specified in division (A)(8) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, and is in addition to any late processing fee imposed with respect to renewal of the applicant's registered nurse license; and

(2) A clinical nurse specialist, originally issued a certificate of authority on or before December 31, 2000 in accordance with division (C) of section 4723.41 of the Revised Code, as that division existed prior to March 20, 2013, is not required to provide documentation of having maintained certification in the holder's specialty, but shall submit documentation satisfactory to the board of completion of continuing education in compliance with paragraph (E) of rule 4723-8-10 of the Administrative Code.

(B) A renewed advanced practice registered nurse license shall be current until the next scheduled renewal period for registered nurse licensure. When an advanced practice registered nurse license is first issued by the board on or after July first of an odd numbered year, that license shall be current through the thirty-first of October of that year, however, for the first renewal of licenses issued on or after July first, the board shall waive the renewal fee authorized by division (A)(8) of section 4723.08 of the Revised Code.

(C) The board shall provide access to an on-line application to each holder of a current valid advanced practice registered nurse license for renewal of the license , except when the board is aware that an individual is ineligible for renewal for any reason, including those reasons specified in section 4723.24 of the Revised Code. Failure of the licensee to receive an application for renewal from the board does not excuse the licensee from the requirements of Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code and this chapter.

(D) Within thirty days of recertification by the applicable national certifying organization, an advanced practice registered nurse shall request that the national certifying organization provide, directly to the board, satisfactory documentation of recertification to the board. This requirement does not apply to a clinical nurse specialist, originally issued a certificate of authority on or before December 31, 2000 in accordance with division (C) of section 4723.41 of the Revised Code, as that division existed prior to March 20, 2013.

(E) An advanced practice registered nurse who fails to maintain certification or recertification by the applicable national certifying organization approved by the Board according to section 4723.46 of the Revised Code, may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with section 4723.28 of the Revised Code. This requirement does not apply to a clinical nurse specialist, originally issued a certificate of authority on or before December 31, 2000 in accordance with division (C) of section 4723.41 of the Revised Code, as that division existed prior to March 20, 2013.

(F) A clinical nurse specialist, originally issued a certificate of authority on or before December 31, 2000 in accordance with division (C) of section 4723.41 of the Revised Code, as that division existed prior to March 20, 2013, who fails to complete the continuing nursing education required by division (B) of section 4723.42 of the Revised Code and rule 4723-8-10 of the Administrative Code, may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with section 4723.28 of the Revised Code.

(G) A holder of a current valid advanced practice registered nurse license who does not intend to practice as a certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist in Ohio may request that the license be placed on inactive status at any time, by submitting a written statement to the board or electronic request asking that the certificate be placed on inactive status.

(H) While on inactive status a nurse shall not represent or imply to the public that the nurse is authorized to practice as a certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist or use the titles or designations established by section 4723.03 of the Revised Code and rule 4723-8-03 of the Administrative Code.

(I) An inactive or lapsed advanced practice registered nurse license may be reactivated or reinstated by:

(1) Submitting an " Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Reactivation and Reinstatement Application"; and

(2) Payment of the applicable fees set forth in section 4723.08 of the Revised Code.

(J) An advanced practice registered nurse who is a service member or veteran, as defined in rule 4723-2-01 of the Administrative Code, or who is the spouse or surviving spouse of a service member or veteran, may be eligible for a waiver of the late application fee and the reinstatement fee according to rule 4723-2-03 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 1/1/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/15/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.07
Rule Amplifies: 4723.24, 4723.47, 4723.42
Prior Effective Dates: 04/01/1997, 04/01/1998, 04/01/1999, 02/01/2006, 02/01/2011, 02/01/2014, 02/01/2015, 02/01/2016, 04/01/2017