Section 4723.32 | Exemptions.
This chapter does not prohibit any of the following:
(A) The practice of nursing by a student currently enrolled in and actively pursuing completion of a prelicensure nursing education program, if all of the following are the case:
(1) The student is participating in a program located in this state and approved by the board of nursing or participating in this state in a component of a program located in another jurisdiction and approved by a board that is a member of the national council of state boards of nursing;
(2) The student's practice is under the auspices of the program;
(3) The student acts under the supervision of a registered nurse serving for the program as a faculty member or teaching assistant.
(B) The rendering of medical assistance to a licensed physician, licensed dentist, or licensed podiatrist by a person under the direction, supervision, and control of such licensed physician, dentist, or podiatrist;
(C) The activities of persons employed as nursing aides, attendants, orderlies, or other auxiliary workers in patient homes, nurseries, nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, or other similar institutions;
(D) The provision of nursing services to family members or in emergency situations;
(E) The care of the sick when done in connection with the practice of religious tenets of any church and by or for its members;
(F) The practice of nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse by a student currently enrolled in and actively pursuing completion of a program of study leading to initial authorization by the board of nursing to practice nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse in a designated specialty, if all of the following are the case:
(1) The program qualifies the student to sit for the examination of a national certifying organization approved by the board under section 4723.46 of the Revised Code or the program prepares the student to receive a master's or doctoral degree in accordance with division (A)(2) of section 4723.41 of the Revised Code;
(2) The student's practice is under the auspices of the program;
(3) The student acts under the supervision of an advanced practice registered nurse serving for the program as a faculty member, teaching assistant, or preceptor.
(G) The activities of an individual who currently holds a license to practice nursing or equivalent authorization from another jurisdiction, but only if the individual's activities are limited to those activities that the same type of nurse may engage in pursuant to a license issued under this chapter, the individual's authority to practice has not been revoked, the individual is not currently under suspension or on probation, the individual does not represent the individual as being licensed under this chapter, and one of the following is the case:
(1) The individual is engaging in the practice of nursing by discharging official duties while employed by or under contract with the United States government or any agency thereof;
(2) The individual is engaging in the practice of nursing as an employee of an individual, agency, or corporation located in the other jurisdiction in a position with employment responsibilities that include transporting patients into, out of, or through this state, as long as each trip in this state does not exceed seventy-two hours;
(3) The individual is consulting with an individual licensed in this state to practice any health-related profession;
(4) The individual is engaging in activities associated with teaching in this state as a guest lecturer at or for a nursing education program, continuing nursing education program, or in-service presentation;
(5) The individual is conducting evaluations of nursing care that are undertaken on behalf of an accrediting organization, including the national league for nursing accrediting committee, the joint commission (formerly known as the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations ), or any other nationally recognized accrediting organization;
(6) The individual is providing nursing care to an individual who is in this state on a temporary basis, not to exceed six months in any one calendar year, if the nurse is directly employed by or under contract with the individual or a guardian or other person acting on the individual's behalf;
(7) The individual is providing nursing care during any disaster, natural or otherwise, that has been officially declared to be a disaster by a public announcement issued by an appropriate federal, state, county, or municipal official;
(8) The individual is providing nursing care at a free-of-charge camp accredited by the SeriousFun children's network that specializes in providing therapeutic recreation, as defined in section 2305.231 of the Revised Code, for individuals with chronic diseases, if all of the following are the case:
(a) The individual provides documentation to the medical director of the camp that the individual holds a current, valid license to practice nursing or equivalent authorization from another jurisdiction.
(b) The individual provides nursing care only at the camp or in connection with camp events or activities that occur off the grounds of the camp.
(c) The individual is not compensated for the individual's services.
(d) The individual provides nursing care within this state for not more than thirty days per calendar year.
(e) The camp has a medical director who holds an unrestricted license to practice medicine issued in accordance with Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code.
(9) The individual is providing nursing care as a volunteer without remuneration during a charitable event that lasts not more than seven days if both of the following are the case:
(a) The individual, or the charitable event's organizer, notifies the board of nursing not less than seven calendar days before the first day of the charitable event of the individual's intent to engage in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, or licensed practical nurse at the event;
(b) If the individual's scope of practice in the other jurisdiction is more restrictive than in this state, the individual is limited to performing only those procedures that a registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, or licensed practical nurse in the other jurisdiction may perform.
(H) The administration of medication by an individual who holds a valid medication aide certificate issued under this chapter, if the medication is administered to a resident of a nursing home, residential care facility, or ICF/IID authorized by section 4723.64 of the Revised Code to use a certified medication aide and the medication is administered in accordance with section 4723.67 of the Revised Code.
Available Versions of this Section
- March 20, 2013 – House Bill 303, 129th General Assembly [ View March 20, 2013 Version ]
- October 12, 2016 – House Bill 483, 131st General Assembly [ View October 12, 2016 Version ]
- April 6, 2017 – Amended by House Bill 216, 131st General Assembly [ View April 6, 2017 Version ]
- September 29, 2017 – Amended by House Bill 49, 132nd General Assembly [ View September 29, 2017 Version ]
- March 22, 2019 – Amended by House Bill 541, 132nd General Assembly [ View March 22, 2019 Version ]