4723.49 Committee on prescriptive governance.

(A) There is hereby created the committee on prescriptive governance. The committee shall consist of the following members:

(1) A clinical nurse specialist;

(2) A certified nurse-midwife;

(3) A certified nurse practitioner;

(4) A member of the board of nursing who at a minimum as a registered nurse;

(5) Four physicians who meet the qualifications for appointment specified in division (B) of this section;

(6) A pharmacist member of the state board of pharmacy;

(7) A pharmacist actively engaged in practice in this state as a clinical pharmacist.

(B) Except as provided in division (D) of this section, the board of nursing shall appoint the members who are nurses, the state medical board shall appoint the members who are physicians, and the state board of pharmacy shall appoint the members who are pharmacists. The physician members shall be appointed in such a manner that the committee at all times includes at least two physicians who collaborate with clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwives, or certified nurse practitioners; one physician certified in family practice by a medical specialty board of the American medical association or American osteopathic association; and one physician member of the state medical board. If the physician member who is a family practice physician or member of the state medical board is also a collaborating physician, the member may be counted both as a collaborating member and as a family practice physician or state medical board member for purposes of this division.

(C) Initial appointments to the committee shall be made not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section. Of the initial appointments the board of nursing must make, two shall be for terms of three years and two shall be for terms of two years. Of the initial appointments the state medical board must make, two shall be for terms of three years and two shall be for terms of two years. Of the initial appointments the state board of pharmacy must make, one shall be for a term of three years and one shall be for a term of two years. Thereafter, terms shall be for three years, with each term ending on the same day of the same month as did the term that it succeeds. When the term of any member expires, a successor shall be appointed who has the qualifications the vacancy requires. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of that term. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. A member may be reappointed. Recommendations for making initial appointments and filling vacancies may be submitted to the board of nursing by professional nursing associations and individuals, to the state medical board by professional medical associations and individuals, and to the board of pharmacy by professional pharmacy associations and individuals. Each board shall appoint initial members and fill vacancies according to the recommendations it receives. If no recommendations or an insufficient number of recommendations are submitted to a board, the board shall proceed on its own advice.

(D) If the state medical board or state board of pharmacy fails to appoint an initial member prior to sixty days after the effective date of this section or fails to appoint a successor prior to sixty days after the expiration of the term for which the appointment is to be made, the board of nursing shall appoint the successor. If the board of nursing fails to appoint an initial member prior to sixty days after the effective date of this section or fails to appoint a successor prior to sixty days after the expiration of the term for which the appointment is to be made, the state medical board shall appoint the member after consulting with the state board of pharmacy.

Effective Date: 05-17-2000

Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4