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June – Scheduled Outages of the Ohio eLicense 3.0 System

  • Sunday, June 11th at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, June 12th at 5:00 a.m.

  • Friday, June 16th at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, June 19th at 8 a.m.

During these times you will be unable access the system to register, submit an application, update account information, or verify the status of a license using the “License Look-Up” webpage. Thank you for your understanding as IT system improvements are made.


RNs and APRNs Can Register Prior to the Start of Renewal

RN and APRN renewal begins July 1st, but at anytime, you may “register” to create a user account in the Ohio eLicense system. All who renew this year must complete this first step. By registering early, you will be ready to “renew” starting July 1st.

If you are both a RN and an APRN, register one time because the system account is for you as an individual. However, please remember, as an RN and APRN you will need to renew your RN license and complete the COA renewal/APRN license issuance process starting July 1st.

Beginning the week of May 15th, the Board is sending renewal notification reminders by postal mail. The mailings are staggered by zip codes (not alphabetically), so RNs and APRNs will receive letters through June. The letter includes your Security Code that is needed to register in the system.

If you want to register before you receive your letter or if you misplace your letter, you can obtain your Security Code through the Ohio eLicense system. Directions are included within the registration instructions (click below).

You may choose to wait until after July 1st to complete everything: register, renew your RN license, and complete the COA renewal/APRN licensure process, if applicable. However, we encourage you to register early to become familiar with the system and be ready to renew early so you don’t miss a deadline. It will also help reduce the volume of questions during peak licensure periods and allow us to better serve you.

Thank you in advance. For questions, contact Online System Support at 614-466-3947 and select “Option 1” (weekdays 8am-5pm, except for holidays). If you need assistance after business hours, email nursing.registration@das.ohio.gov and include a brief description of the issue, your first and last name, telephone number, email address, and license number, if you have it.

Click here for registration instructions and screen shots.


Update – Proposed Rule 4723-9-10, OAC

At its meeting on May 17, 2017, the Board of Nursing made revisions to proposed Rule 4723-9-10, OAC, based on the recommendations provided by the Committee on Prescription Governance (CPG). The CPG met on May 15, 2017 and determined that no drugs would be listed on the exclusionary formulary other than those otherwise prohibited by federal or state law.  As such, the language in paragraphs (A)(10), (A)(11), and (B) (following line three) is no longer necessary, as the language related to previously imposed restrictions in the formulary which are now obsolete.  These revisions are not related to the prescribing of opioids for treatment of acute pain.

The Board of Nursing is re-posting the revised rule on its website and emailing it to all interested parties to whom the previous CSI comment notification was sent.

As indicated in the Request for Comments (below), please submit comments to the Board by May 31, 2017.

May 2017 Proposed Rules - Request For Comments

Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Sections 107.62 and 121.82 require state agencies, including the Ohio Board of Nursing, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined ORC Section 107.52), and provide opportunity for those persons affected by the rules to provide input.

At this time, the Board welcomes further comment on the following rules that have been forwarded to Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative Office (CSI) for review: The Board proposes to rescind two rules 4723-9-09, standards of practice; and 4723-9-10, formulary; and file one new rule 4723-9-10, formulary, that reflects language from both rescinded rules and additional practice standards and limitations regarding the prescribing of opioids for the treatment of acute pain. Attached, please find copies of the proposed rules along with the completed Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Business Impact Analysis filing for this rule package. You may also view these documents online by visiting the Board’s website at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/.

The Board will review these proposed rules again and written comments received to date at its May 17, 2017 public meeting. If you wish to provide written comment to the Board on any of the proposed rules, please send your comments to the attention of the Ohio Board of Nursing at rules@nursing.ohio.gov and also copy the CSI on your e-mail at csipubliccomments@governor.ohio.gov. Please send your comments by the upcoming Board meeting if possible, but no later than the close of business on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The Board anticipates filing the proposed rules by June 16, 2017.

The Board further anticipates holding a public hearing on the proposed rules at its July 26, 2017 meeting, at which time interested persons will be provided further opportunity to provide comment on the rules to the Board. The anticipated effective date of the rules will be on or about August 31, 2017.

If you have questions, please contact the Board’s Chief Counsel Holly Fischer at rules@nursing.ohio.gov.

Click here for rule 4723-9-09 OAC To Be Rescinded

Click here for rule 4723-9-10 OAC To Be Rescinded

Click here for rule 4723-9-10 OAC New Draft


Click here for the CSI Business Impact Analysis


Important Dates and Deadlines for RNs and APRNs

Click here to download information on upcoming dates and deadlines for RN Renewal and COA Renewal/APRN License Issuance


HB 216 APRN Information

Click here for Summary of Major Provisions of HB 216

Click here for CRNAs -Transition to Licensure

Click here for CNPs, CNSs, CNMs -Transition to Licensure

Click here for Advanced Pharmacology Licensure Requirements

Click here for Resources for Obtaining Advanced Pharmacology Education Required by HB 216


Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) REVISED ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING RENEWAL APPLICATIONS (January 2017)

Starting January 2017, DEA will no longer send its second renewal notification by mail. Instead, an electronic reminder to renew will be sent to the email address associated with the DEA registration.

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drugreg/index.html

https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/webforms/jsp/regapps/common/renewalAppLogin.jsp


Opioids Prescribed to Ohio Patients Decrease by 162 Million Doses Since 2012 Report Shows Continued Progress in Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing

The complete 2016 OARRS Annual Report can be accessed by visiting: www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/OARRS2016


Authorization Expanded to Qualified Certified Nurse Practitioners for the Prescribing of Buprenorphine to Treat Opioid Addiction

Click Here for More Information


June – Scheduled Outages of the Ohio eLicense 3.0 System

  • Sunday, June 11th at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, June 12th at 5:00 a.m.

  • Friday, June 16th at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, June 19th at 8 a.m.

During these times you will be unable access the system to register, submit an application, update account information, or verify the status of a license using the “License Look-Up” webpage. Thank you for your understanding as IT system improvements are made.


FOR ALL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING NEW GRADUATES

  • All license and certificate applications must be submitted online. CLICK here for more information.
  • We recommend using Google Chrome.
  • Graduates must use the correct Nursing School Code.  CLICK here to find your correct school code.
  • You must register to create a new user account when you apply for a license or certificate for the first time.

    • If you never applied for a license or certificate in Ohio for nursing or with any other board, CLICK “I Don’t Have a License” to create a new user account.

    • If you have applied previously or currently hold a license in Ohio with nursing or any other board, CLICK “I Have a License” when creating a new user account. You will also need your Security Code. See below for instructions to obtain your Security Code.

  • INSTRUCTIONS

    Click Here for INSTRUCTIONS to Create a New Account & Obtaining your Security Code
    Download and review the instructions before starting. Obtaining you Security Code this way will only work if you have previously applied for, or already have a license or certificate with the Board and have acces to the same email address you used previously with us.


Ohio_eLicense_Center

Click Here to Apply


Browser Information: It is recommended that you use newer versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox web browsers. Internet Explorer users, must use IE 11 or Edge to access the eLicense 3.0 system.



June – Scheduled Outages of the Ohio eLicense 3.0 System

  • Sunday, June 11th at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, June 12th at 5:00 a.m.

  • Friday, June 16th at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, June 19th at 8 a.m.

During these times you will be unable access the system to register, submit an application, update account information, or verify the status of a license using the “License Look-Up” webpage. Thank you for your understanding as IT system improvements are made.


RN & APRN RENEWAL STARTS JULY 1, 2017

RNs and APRNs Can Register Prior to the Start of Renewal

RN and APRN renewal begins July 1st, but at anytime, you may “register” to create a user account in the Ohio eLicense system. All who renew this year must complete this first step. By registering early, you will be ready to “renew” starting July 1st.

If you are both a RN and an APRN, register one time because the system account is for you as an individual. However, please remember, as an RN and APRN you will need to renew your RN license and complete the COA renewal/APRN license issuance process starting July 1st.

Beginning the week of May 15th, the Board is sending renewal notification reminders by postal mail. The mailings are staggered by zip codes (not alphabetically), so RNs and APRNs will receive letters through June. The letter includes your Security Code that is needed to register in the system.

If you want to register before you receive your letter or if you misplace your letter, you can obtain your Security Code through the Ohio eLicense system. Directions are included within the registration instructions (click below).

You may choose to wait until after July 1st to complete everything: register, renew your RN license, and complete the COA renewal/APRN licensure process, if applicable. However, we encourage you to register early to become familiar with the system and be ready to renew early so you don’t miss a deadline. It will also help reduce the volume of questions during peak licensure periods and allow us to better serve you.

Thank you in advance. For questions, contact Online System Support at 614-466-3947 and select “Option 1” (weekdays 8am-5pm, except for holidays). If you need assistance after business hours, email nursing.registration@das.ohio.gov and include a brief description of the issue, your first and last name, telephone number, email address, and license number, if you have it.

Click here for registration instructions and screen shots.

Click Here for more information about RN and APRN registration and renewal.

  • What you can do now:

    Update your address and name if either has changed. See the instructions above to update your name and/or address.

  • Questions?

    For questions about registration and renewal, please contact the Ohio Board of Nursing Online System Support at 614-466-3947 and select option 1”.  The hours of support are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm., except for holidays.

    If you need assistance with registration or with name and address changes outside of normal business hours, please email nursing.registration@das.ohio.gov and include a brief description of the issue, your first and last name, telephone number, email address and license number, if you have it.

 



How Do I Change My NAME with the Board?

1. If you are a first time user, then register on the Board’s new portal:

  • Navigate to the new e-License Home Page at https://elicense.ohio.gov.
  • Choose the Login / Create an Account option.
  • Choose the “I HAVE A LICENSE” button.

2. Log in to your account and click on the link “Manage” found in the License box.

3. Click on the link “Change Name.”

4. Upload one of the certified court records listed below:

  • Marriage Certificate/Abstract
  • Divorce Decree
  • Court Record indicating change of name
  • Documentation from another state/country consistent with the laws of that jurisdiction

5. Press “Submit”. Requests received online are processed in 2-3 business days.



How Do I Change My ADDRESS with the Board?

1. If you are a first time user, then register on the Board’s new portal:

  • Navigate to the new e-License Home Page at https://elicense.ohio.gov
  • Choose the Login / Create an Account option.
  • Choose the “I HAVE A LICENSE” button.

2. Log in to your account at https://elicense.ohio.gov and

3. Click on the link “Manage” found in the License box.

4. Click on the link “Change Address.”

5. Press “Submit”. Your address change will be automatically applied to your license or certificate.



Ohio_eLicense_Center

Click Here to Manage Licenses

Browser Information: It is recommended that you use newer versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox web browsers. Internet Explorer users, must use IE 11 or Edge to access the eLicense 3.0 system.

The Ohio eLicense Center website provides online license and certificate verification for RNs, LPNs, Prescriptive and Certificate of Authority Holders, Dialysis Technicians, Medication Aides and Community Health Workers.

Recent Changes:
Due to recent changes in Ohio law, if you hold an active RN license in Ohio, your current license is now legally valid through October 31, 2017.

Attention APRN, COA and CTP Holders:
When searching the new verification portal, APRN licenses, Certificate of Authority (COAs) and Certificates to Prescribe (CTPs) are rolled up under their related RN licenses. To locate the APRN, COA and CTP credentials, you may search by the licensee's RN.123456 number or name. You may now also search by the APRN or COA number (ex. APRN.CNP.12345, APRN.CRNA.12345 ...).

Known Issues:
When searching we recommend using just the licensees first and last name or their license number. The recommended browser for the eLicense site is Google Chrome.

elicenselogo
Click Here to Verify a License or Certificate

Browser Information: It is recommended that you use newer versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox web browsers. Internet Explorer users, must use IE 11 or Edge to access the eLicense 3.0 system.

The Joint Commission and the NCQA consider on-line status information as fulfilling the primary source requirement for verification of licensure in compliance with their respective credentialing standards. Employers, please remind your nursing staff to update their mailing address with the board when you receive an employee address update. 

Complaint Forms

To find out about the Ohio Board of Nursing complaint process, refer to the Discipline Section.

  Adobe Acrobat FileComplaint Form (for Email Submission)
  Adobe Acrobat File(PDF) Version (for FAX or Postal Submission)

  Adobe Acrobat FileSupplemental Information Form for Employers (for Email Submission)
  Adobe Acrobat File(PDF) Version  (for FAX or Postal Submission)

  Adobe Acrobat FileNursing Education Program Dissatisfaction Form

 

 

 

OHIO BOARD OF NURSING

DISCIPLINE RECORDS - PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST

 
 
 

Copies of Ohio Board of Nursing discipline records dating from January 1994 to January 2017 can be downloaded directly using NCSBN's nursys-QuickConfirm website. A video tutorial and FAQ are available at the bottom of each QuickConfirm webpage.

https://www.nursys.com/LQC/LQCSearch.aspx

 

NCSBN_QuickConfirm_External_Link
Click Here

 
This should not be used to request a license verification.
 
 
 

For discipline records before January 1994 or after January 2017, Click Here.

 
 

 

 

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