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Proposed Rules and CSI Analysis Available

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 amend, rescind, or file new or no change rules following the five-year rule review for Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapters 4723-8, Advanced Practice Nurse Certification and Practice; 4723-9, Prescriptive Authority; and 4723-23, Dialysis Technicians. The Board proposes to amend or file new rules for Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapters 4723-1, Board Organization and Records; 4723-5, Nursing Education Program; 4723-7, Examination and Licensure; 4723-14, Continuing Education; and 4723-16, Hearings to provide updates and technical changes. Attached, please find copies of the proposed rules along with the completed Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Business Impact Analysis filing for each rule package. You may also view these documents online using the links below.

If you wish to provide comment to the Board on any of the proposed rules, please send your comments in writing to the attention of the Ohio Board of Nursing at board@nursing.ohio.gov and also copy the CSI on your e-mail at csipubliccomments@governor.ohio.gov. For purposes of assisting CSI review and in order for the Board to better review and consider any comments, please send your comments by the close of business on Friday, September 4, 2015.

The Board may, if necessary, review these proposed rules again at its September 17-18, 2015 public meeting. The Board anticipates holding a public hearing on the proposed rules at its November 19, 2015 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 February 1, 2016.

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

Click Here for the Business Impact Analysis 2015 - 5 Year Rule Review

Click Here for the CSI Filing 2015 - 5 Year Rule Review

Click Here for the Business Impact Analysis 2015 - Updates and Technical Changes

Click Here for the CSI Filing 2015 - Updates and Technical Changes

General Information

Patient Protection & Affordability Care Act

Below you will find a link to a summary of nursing related provisions in P.L.111-148, the Patient Protection & Affordability Care Act completed by the AARP Center to Champion Nursing.

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Ohio Revised Code (ORC) - Statute

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ORC Chapter 4723 Nurse Practice Act

Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) - Rules
Please note that recently adopted rules do not immediately appear on the Law Writer website accessible from the links below.

   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-1 Board Organization and Records
Link to another websiteChapter 4723-2 Licensing for Active Duty Military and Veterans
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-3 Definitions
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-4 Standards of Practice Relative to Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-5 Nursing Education Program
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-6 Alternative Program for Chemically Dependent Nurses
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-7 Examination and Licensure
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-8 Certification, Registration of Nurse-Midwife and Other Specialties
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-9 Course of Study in Advanced Pharmacology
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-13 Delegation of Nursing Tasks
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-14 Continuing Education
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-16 Hearings
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-17 Intravenous Therapy Courses for Licensed Practical Nurses
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-18 Practice Intervention and Improvement Program (PIIP)
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-20 Prevention of Disease Transmission
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-23 Dialysis Technicians
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-25 Nurse Education Grant Program
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-26 Community Health Workers
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-27 Certified Medication Aides

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