4723.493 Advisory committee on advanced practice registered nursing.

(A) There is hereby created within the board of nursing the advisory committee on advanced practice registered nursing. The committee shall consist of the following members and any other members the board appoints under division (B) of this section:

(1) Four advanced practice registered nurses, each actively engaged in the practice of advanced practice registered nursing in a clinical setting in this state, at least one of whom is actively engaged in providing primary care, at least one of whom is actively engaged in practice as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, and at least one of whom is actively engaged in practice as a certified nurse-midwife;

(2) Two advanced practice registered nurses, each serving as a faculty member of an approved program of nursing education that prepares students for licensure as advanced practice registered nurses;

(3) A member of the board of nursing who is an advanced practice registered nurse;

(4) A representative of an entity employing ten or more advanced practice registered nurses actively engaged in practice in this state.

(B) The board of nursing shall appoint the members described in division (A) of this section. Recommendations for initial appointments and for filling any vacancies may be submitted to the board by organizations representing advanced practice registered nurses practicing in this state and by schools of advanced practice registered nursing. The board shall appoint initial members and fill vacancies according to the recommendations it receives. If it does not receive any recommendations or receives an insufficient number of recommendations, the board shall appoint members and fill vacancies on its own advice.

Initial appointments to the committee shall be made not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section. Of the initial appointments described in division (A)(1) of this section, two shall be for terms of one year and two shall be for terms of two years. Of the initial appointments described in division (A)(2) of this section, one shall be for a term of one year and one shall be for a term of two years. Of the initial appointments described in divisions (A)(3) and (4) of this section, each shall be for a term of two years. Thereafter, terms shall be for two years, with each term ending on the same day of the same month as did the term that it succeeds. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as appointments.

When the term of any member expires, a successor shall be appointed in the same manner as the initial appointment. 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 for one additional term only.

(C) The committee shall organize by selecting a chairperson from among its members. The committee may select a new chairperson at any time. Five members constitute a quorum for the transaction of official business. Members shall serve without compensation but receive payment for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. The expenses shall be paid by the board of nursing.

(D) The committee shall advise the board regarding the practice and regulation of advanced practice registered nurses and may make recommendations to the committee on prescriptive governance. The committee may also recommend to the board that an individual with expertise in an advanced practice registered nursing specialty be appointed under division (B) of this section as an additional member of the committee.



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