(A) If the applicant for a license to practice nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse 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 the license and designate the license holder as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner. The license and designation authorize the holder to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse in the specialty indicated by the designation.
The board shall issue or deny the license not later than thirty 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) A license to practice nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse is subject to the renewal schedule that applies under section 4723.24 of the Revised Code . In providing renewal applications , the board shall follow the procedures that apply under section 4723.24 of the Revised Code for providing renewal applications to license holders. Failure of the license 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.
A license holder seeking renewal of the license shall complete the renewal application and submit it to the board with all of the following:
(1) The renewal fee established under section 4723.08 of the Revised Code and, if the application is submitted after it is due but before the license lapses, the fee established under that section for processing a late application for renewal;
(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 license holder is a clinical nurse specialist, documentation satisfactory to the board that the holder has completed continuing education for that specialty 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, valid license to practice nursing as a registered nurse in this state and a current, valid license to practice nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse in this state, and, if it so verifies, shall renew the license to practice nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse.
(D) An individual who holds an active license and does not intend to practice in this state as an advanced practice registered nurse may send to the board written or electronic notice to that effect on or before the date the license lapses, and the board shall classify the license as inactive.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 216, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 188, §1, eff. 3/23/2016.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.194, HB 303, §1, eff. 3/20/2013.
Effective Date: 04-10-2001 .