4723-9-07 Certificate to prescribe renewal.

(A) To renew a certificate to prescribe, a certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist who meets the qualifications set forth in sections 4723.24 and 4723.485 of the Revised Code shall submit:

(1) A completed renewal application on the form required by the board, located at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/forms.htm (revised 2015);

(2) Documentation satisfactory to the board of having completed during the previous two years at least twelve hours of additional continuing education in advanced pharmacology, which includes instruction that is specific to controlled substances, or, if the certificate has been held for less than a full renewal period, at least six hours of approved continuing education in pharmacology, which includes instruction specific to controlled substances; and

(3) A renewal fee of fifty dollars and all other applicable fees required by section 4723.08 of the Revised Code.

(B) A renewed certificate to prescribe shall be current until the next scheduled renewal period for registered nurse licensure.

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

(D) A holder of a current valid certificate to prescribe who does not intend to prescribe drugs or therapeutic devices in Ohio may request that the certificate to prescribe be placed on inactive status at any time, by submitting a written statement to the board requesting that the certificate be placed on inactive status

(E) While on inactive status, a nurse shall not represent or imply to the public that the nurse is authorized to prescribe drugs or therapeutic devices.

(F) An inactive or lapsed certificate to prescribe may be reactivated or reinstated by:

(1) Submitting to the board a completed certificate to prescribe renewal application on the form required by the board, located at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/forms.htm (revised 2015); and

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

(G) If the certificate to prescribe has lapsed or been placed on inactive status for three years or longer, the nurse seeking to reinstate or reactivate the certificate shall submit evidence to the board of having successfully completed, within one year immediately preceding the date the nurse submits an application for reinstatement or reactivation, a course of study in advanced pharmacology that meets the requirements described in division (B) of section 4723.482 of the Revised Code. This requirement does not apply to certificate holders who hold a current, valid certificate to prescribe in another jurisdiction who have submitted evidence to the board of having been authorized to prescribe drugs in another jurisdiction or as an employee of the United States government during at least one year of the three years immediately preceding the date of application for reinstatement or reactivation.

(H) A certificate holder 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 reinstatement fee according to rule 4723-2-03 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 2/1/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/15/2015 and 10/15/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.50
Rule Amplifies: 4723.485
Prior Effective Dates: 02/01/2002, 02/01/2006, 02/01/2011, 11/05/2012, 02/01/2014, 02/01/2015