NEW PROCESSES FOR 2016
RENEWAL, LICENSE and CERTIFICATION APPLICATIONS

 
This information impacts all applicants seeking licensure or certification in Ohio,
including renewing licenses or certificates

In 2016 the Board is implementing the NEW 3.0 Ohio eLicense system through the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS/OIT) and its vendor. Please read the information below.

LPN Renewal 2016 – To start on or about July 1, 2016

All License and Certification Applications

Nursing Graduates and all Licensure and Certification Applications

Click here for the Education Program Alert


Advisory Group on Dialysis Meeting Changes

The Dialysis Advisory Group has rescheduled its June and October 2016 meetings. The new meeting dates are now Thursday June 9 and Thursday October 6, 2016.


Ohio's New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Pain Expand Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

The Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team has developed - in conjunction with clinical professional associations, healthcare providers, licensing boards and state agencies - new prescribing guidelines for the treatment of acute pain. Click on the links below to learn more about these guidelines, and how you can help prevent opioid addiction.

Click Here for Acute Opioid Prescribing News Release


Click Here for Acute Opioid Prescribing Web Infographic


Click Here for Prescription Pain Medication Overdose Info Sheet


NCSBN Offers Helpful Resources During Social Media Month

NCSBN has designated February as Social Media Month. Nurses need to be aware of the potential ramifications of disclosing patient-related information. You are invited to use and share these resources:

Take A Quiz - Nursing and Social Media Quiz

Watch A Video - Social Media Guidelines for Nurses

Order Free Printed NCSBN Resources - A Nurse's Guide to the Use of Social Media, Social Media in Nursing: Understand the Benefits and the Risks, Common Myths and Misunderstandings of Social Media


Board of Pharmacy Announces New Website for Prescription Monitoring Program
Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System Website Gets an Updated Look and New Features

October 14, 2015 - Columbus, Ohio – The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced the launch of its redesigned website for the state’s prescription monitoring program, known as the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS). A fresh design, new features and improved navigation offers visitors to oarrs.pharmacy.ohio.gov a better user experience.

The website is more user-friendly, with content that helps OARRS account holders maximize the information contained in the system. This includes an updated frequently asked questions section, guidance documents and three new training videos that take users through the process of registering for an account, running a patient report and reviewing the information contained within an OARRS report. Additionally, the site contains a new statistics feature that allows anyone to create custom county reports and view maps based on aggregate data collected in OARRS.

"OARRS has become an essential tool in the fight against prescription drug abuse and we felt a new website was needed to improve functionality and the overall user experience," said Steven W. Schierholt, Esq., Executive Director. "The improved website reflects the Board’s commitment to making OARRS one of the best prescription monitoring programs in the country."

Established in 2006, OARRS is the only statewide database that collects information on all prescriptions for controlled substances that are dispensed by pharmacies and personally furnished by licensed prescribers in Ohio. OARRS data is available to prescribers when they treat patients, pharmacists when presented with prescriptions from patients and law enforcement officers only during active investigations. For more information on OARRS, please visit: oarrs.pharmacy.ohio.gov


SB 110: Prescribe-Delegate Authority

SB 110: Prescribe-Delegate Authority SB 110, passed by the 131st General Assembly, authorizes CTP holders to delegate non-controlled drug administration under specified circumstances to unlicensed persons. Please click on the links below to access the statute and the Legislative Services Commission (LSC) Analysis for further details.

Effective October 15, 2015, APRNs holding prescriptive authority are authorized to delegate medication administration as specified in Sections 4723.48(C) and 4723.489, Ohio Revised Code (ORC). In doing so, APRNs must comply with standards of safe practice, including delegation, set forth in the law and rules, including Chapter 4723-13, Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). Please be aware that the new authorization in ORC Section 4723.48(C) supersedes rule language currently found in Chapter 4723-13, OAC, with respect to APRN prescribers, which previously limited the types of medication that could be delegated to an unlicensed person.

SB 110 authorizes the Board to adopt rules establishing standards and procedures for APRN delegation. The Board will convene a Board Committee on Practice meeting on January 20, 2016 at noon at the Board office to gather public input regarding the need for administrative rules.

If you have questions, please email practice@nursing.ohio.gov. To access the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code, CLICK HERE.

Click Here for SB-110 - Summary


Click Here for SB-110 - Documents


 

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