***ALERT***
Dialysis Technician & Community Health Worker Renewal

Please make sure your address is current with the Board.

DT & CHW renewal applications will be mailed during the week of January 19, 2015 to the address on file for you, and will NOT be faxed or available online.

DT & CHW certificate holders ONLY:
To submit an address change by mail, fax, or e-mail, you must include your name, certificate number, address including county, and telephone number. Please click the link provided and follow the instructions for submitting your address change or name change.

http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/forms.htm (General Information)


Nurse Education Grant Program: Proposals for Funding September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2017

The Board will soon be soliciting proposals for the Nurse Education Grant Program for the September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2017 grant cycle. The Request for Proposals and other relevant information will be available for download from the Board website no later than April 3, 2015. Should you have questions, please contact the NEGP Administrator by email at NEGP@nursing.ohio.gov.


Nursing Education Program Completion Letters

The Ohio Board of Nursing is pleased to announce that the Board will accept Program Completion Letters by email as of February 1, 2015.

The process was successfully piloted with several education programs during December and early January, and we are pleased to now make this available for all education programs.

Attached, for your reference, is a document that provides guidance for the email submission of Completion Letters. Also attached are new sample Program Completion Letters.  These documents can be found on the Board web site. Click on Education Programs or Licensure and Renewal to locate these documents.

As of March 30, 2015, the Board will require that education programs email all Completion Letters to the Board. We are pleased to implement this new electronic process for greater ease and efficiency.

If you have questions, please email education@nursing.ohio.gov


HB 341: OARRS Registration Requirements

Legislative initiatives of 2014 and Ohio Administrative Code rule changes continue to target prescribing of opioids, benzodiazepines and other drugs that can be dangerous when misused or abused. The Board established a link on the front page of its website, “Prescriptive Authority Resources” at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/Practice.htm#CTP, to provide faster access to resources supporting prescriber awareness and education.

The Board wants to remind prescribers of the following:

For more information about OARRS and HB 341 requirements please click on the following link to review the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy’s FAQs: Click Here.


Information Regarding Ebola

The Ohio Board of Nursing is committed to providing the public, including health care providers, with information about Ebola. Having accurate information is important for optimal care of patients, for nurse safety in managing this infectious disease, and public protection.

The Ohio Department of Health has set up a 24/7 call line for the public, staffed by registered nurses: 866-800-1404.

Links to important sources of information are listed below:

Nurses are advised to follow the regulatory standards of practice specified in Chapter 4723-4, Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). Dialysis Technicians, Community Health Workers, and Medication Aides are advised to follow the regulatory standards contained in Chapters 4723-23, 4723-26, and 4723-27, respectively. All licensees are to follow the regulations regarding prevention of disease transmission in Chapter 4723-20, OAC. To access the OAC Chapters, click on Law and Rules.

Healthcare workers are also encouraged to contact their state and/or federal associations for information.


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