(A) If the applicant for authorization to practice nursing as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner has met all the requirements of section 4723.41 of the Revised Code and has paid the fee required by section 4723.08 of the Revised Code, the board of nursing shall issue its certificate of authority to practice nursing as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner, which shall designate the nursing specialty the nurse is authorized to practice. The certificate entitles its holder to practice nursing in the specialty designated on the certificate.
The board shall issue or deny its certificate not later than sixty days after receiving all of the documents required by section 4723.41 of the Revised Code.
If an applicant is under investigation for a violation of this chapter, the board shall conclude the investigation not later than ninety days after receipt of all required documents, unless this ninety-day period is extended by written consent of the applicant, or unless the board determines that a substantial question of such a violation exists and the board has notified the applicant in writing of the reasons for the continuation of the investigation. If the board determines that the applicant has not violated this chapter, it shall issue a certificate not later than forty-five days after making that determination.
(B) Authorization to practice nursing as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner shall be renewed biennially according to rules and a schedule adopted by the board. In providing renewal applications to certificate holders, the board shall follow the procedures it follows under section 4723.24 of the Revised Code in providing renewal applications to license holders. Failure of the certificate holder to receive an application for renewal from the board does not excuse the holder from the requirements of section 4723.44 of the Revised Code.
Not later than the date specified by the board, the holder shall complete the renewal form and return it to the board with all of the following:
(1) The renewal fee required by section 4723.08 of the Revised Code;
(2) Documentation satisfactory to the board that the holder has maintained certification in the nursing specialty with a national certifying organization approved by the board under section 4723.46 of the Revised Code;
(3) A list of the names and business addresses of the holder's current collaborating physicians and podiatrists, if the holder is a clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner;
(4) If the holder's certificate was issued 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, documentation satisfactory to the board that the holder has completed continuing education for a clinical nurse specialist as required by rule of the board
On receipt of the renewal application, fees, and documents, the board shall verify that the applicant holds a current license to practice nursing as a registered nurse in this state, and, if it so verifies, shall renew the certificate. If an applicant submits the completed renewal application after the date specified in the board's schedule, but before the expiration of the certificate, the board shall grant a renewal when the late renewal fee required by section 4723.08 of the Revised Code is paid.
An applicant for reinstatement of an expired certificate shall submit the reinstatement fee, renewal fee, and late renewal fee required by section 4723.08 of the Revised Code. Any holder of a certificate who desires inactive status shall give the board written notice to that effect.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.194,HB 303, §1, eff. 3/20/2013.
Effective Date: 04-10-2001