4723.44 Unauthorized practice.

(A) No person shall knowingly do any of the following unless the person holds a current, valid license issued by the board of nursing under this chapter to practice nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse in the specialty indicated by the designation:

(1) Engage in the practice of nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse for a fee, salary, or other consideration, or as a volunteer;

(2) Represent the person as being an advanced practice registered nurse, including representing the person as being a certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner;

(3) Use any title or initials implying that the person is an advanced practice registered nurse, including using any title or initials implying the person is a certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner

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(B) No

advanced practice registered nurse shall knowingly do any of the following:

(1) Engage, for a fee, salary, or other consideration, or as a volunteer, in the practice of a nursing specialty other than the specialty designated on the nurse's current, valid license issued by the board under this chapter to practice nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse;

(2) Represent the person as being authorized to practice any nursing specialty other than the specialty designated on the current, valid license to practice nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse;

(3) Use the title "certified registered nurse anesthetist" or the initials "N.A." or "C.R.N.A.," the title "clinical nurse specialist" or the initials "C.N.S.," the title "certified nurse-midwife" or the initials "C.N.M.," the title "certified nurse practitioner" or the initials "C.N.P.," the title "advanced practice registered nurse" or the initials "A.P.R.N.," or any other title or initials implying that the nurse is authorized to practice any nursing specialty other than the specialty designated on the nurse's current, valid license to practice nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse;

(4) Except as provided in division (D) of section 4723.431 of the Revised Code, enter into a standard care arrangement with a physician or podiatrist whose practice is not the same as or similar to the nurse's nursing specialty;

(5)

Prescribe drugs or therapeutic devices in a manner that does not comply with section 4723.481 of the Revised Code;

(6) Prescribe any drug or device to perform or induce an abortion, or otherwise perform or induce an abortion.

(C) No person shall knowingly employ a person to engage in the practice of nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse unless the person so employed holds a current, valid license and designation issued by the board under this chapter to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse in the specialty indicated by the designation.

(D) A document certified by the executive director of the board, under the official seal of the board, to the effect that it appears from the records of the board that no license to practice nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse has been issued to the person specified in the document, or that a license to practice nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse, if issued, has been revoked or suspended, shall be received as prima-facie evidence of the record of the board in any court or before any officer of the state.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 216, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.194, HB 303, §1, eff. 3/20/2013.

Effective Date: 05-17-2000; 04-07-2005