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April 1, 2017: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Rule Amendments

The Board recently final filed administrative rule amendments following a January 25, 2017 public rules hearing and JCARR hearing. The new rule language, effective April 1, 2017, relates primarily to OAC Chapters 4723-5, Nursing Education Programs; 4723-7, Examination and Licensure; 4723-13, Delegation of Nursing Tasks; and 4723-27, Medication Administration by Certified Medication Aide. The Board also revised certain rule language in Rules 4723-1-03; 4723-2-03; 4723-8-08; 4723-9-02, 4723-9-06; 4723-9-11; 4723-14-01; and 4723-14-03. A summary will be published in the Spring 2017 edition of Momentum. Copies of Momentum are available under the Publications link on the Board website.

For a complete copy of the revised rules, go to the Register of Ohio:

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.

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 Chemical Dependency/Substance Use Disorder Monitoring
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-7 Examination and Licensure
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-8 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Certification and Practice
   Link to another websiteChapter 4723-9 Prescriptive Authority
   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 Medication Administration by Certified Medication Aide

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