In accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the board of nursing shall adopt and may amend and rescind rules that establish all of the following:
(A) Provisions for the board's government and control of its actions and business affairs;
(B) Minimum standards for nursing education programs that prepare graduates to be licensed under this chapter and procedures for granting, renewing, and withdrawing approval of those programs;
(C) Criteria that applicants for licensure must meet to be eligible to take examinations for licensure;
(D) Standards and procedures for renewal of the licenses and certificates issued by the board;
(E) Standards for approval of continuing nursing education programs and courses for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwives, and certified nurse practitioners. The standards may provide for approval of continuing nursing education programs and courses that have been approved by other state boards of nursing or by national accreditation systems for nursing, including, but not limited to, the American nurses' credentialing center and the national association for practical nurse education and service.
(F) Standards that persons must meet to be authorized by the board to approve continuing education programs and courses and a schedule by which that authorization expires and may be renewed;
(G) Requirements, including continuing education requirements, for reactivating inactive licenses or certificates, and for reinstating licenses or certificates that have lapsed ;
(H) Conditions that may be imposed for reinstatement of a license or certificate following action taken under section 3123.47, 4723.28, 4723.281, 4723.652, or 4723.86 of the Revised Code resulting in a license or certificate suspension;
Requirements for board approval of courses in medication administration by licensed practical nurses;
(J) Criteria for evaluating the qualifications of an applicant for a license to practice nursing as a registered nurse , a license to practice nursing as a licensed practical nurse, or a certificate of authority issued under division (B) of section 4723.41 of the Revised Code for the purpose of issuing the license or certificate by the board's endorsement of the applicant's authority to practice issued by the licensing agency of another state;
(K) Universal and standard precautions that shall be used by each licensee or certificate holder. The rules shall define and establish requirements for universal and standard precautions that include the following:
(1) Appropriate use of hand washing;
(2) Disinfection and sterilization of equipment;
(3) Handling and disposal of needles and other sharp instruments;
(4) Wearing and disposal of gloves and other protective garments and devices.
(L) Standards and procedures for approving certificates of authority to practice nursing as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner, and for renewal of those certificates;
(M) Quality assurance standards for certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwives, or certified nurse practitioners;
(N) Additional criteria for the standard care arrangement required by section 4723.431 of the Revised Code entered into by a clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner and the nurse's collaborating physician or podiatrist;
(O) Continuing education standards for clinical nurse specialists who were issued a certificate of authority to practice as a clinical nurse specialist under division (C) of section 4723.41 of the Revised Code as that division existed at any time before the effective date of this amendment;
(P) For purposes of division (B)(31) of section 4723.28 of the Revised Code, the actions, omissions, or other circumstances that constitute failure to establish and maintain professional boundaries with a patient.
The board may adopt other rules necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.194, HB 303, §1, eff. 3/20/2013.
Effective Date: 2005 HB95 09-26-2003