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Rule 4723-9-11 | Course in Ohio law governing drugs and prescriptive authority.


(A) All applicants seeking an advanced practice registered nurse license who practiced or are practicing as a clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner in another jurisdiction or as an employee of the United States government, in accordance with division (C) of section 4723.482 of the Revised Code, are required to complete a course of instruction in the laws of this state that govern drugs and prescriptive authority. To meet this requirement, the course of instruction must:

(1) Include content and instruction on rules 4723-9-08, 4723-9-10, and 4723-9-12 of the Administrative Code, and other state, or federal laws that apply to the authority to prescribe schedule II controlled substances;

(2) Include content and instruction concerning the indications and contraindications for the use of opioids and benzodiazepines in drug therapies, and alternatives to opioid therapies in the management of acute and chronic pain, including the guidelines issued by the governors recoveryOhio initiative;

(3) Be approved by the board, or by an OBN approver as defined in rule 4723-14-01 of the Administrative Code, or offered by an OBN approved provider unit, as defined in rule 4723-14-01 of the Administrative Code that is headquartered in the state of Ohio; and

(4) Be at minimum two hours in length.

(B) Applicants must submit documentation of successful completion to the board in the form of an original certificate, issued by the provider of the course of instruction that includes:

(1) Name of the attendee;

(2) Title of the program;

(3) Date of the program;

(4) Name and address of the provider and OBN approver number, if applicable; and

(5) Verification of completion of at least two hours of instruction, each of sixty minutes in duration.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4723.50
Amplifies: 4723.482
Five Year Review Date: 10/15/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/2011, 11/5/2012, 4/1/2017, 1/1/2018