RN and LPN Decision Making Model
School Nurse Decision Making Model
PICC Tip Verification by RN via X-Ray Prohibited
RN and LPN Scopes of Practice
RN and LPN Practice FAQs
Transition to Practice - NCSBN Press Release
Transition to Practice White Paper by the Legislative
and Practice Committee of the Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives
New Ohio Law: Determination and Pronouncement of Death
An amendment to the Ohio Nurse Practice Act (Chapter 4723, Ohio Revised Code (ORC)) authorizes certified nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and registered nurses, under specific circumstances, to determine and pronounce death. The new law is effective March 22, 2013 by the enactment of Am Sub HB 284 during the 129th General Assembly.
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Click Here to Download Am Sub HB 284
Click Here to Download the Legislative Services Commission Final Analysis
Patient Safety Initiative - Creating a Culture of Safety and Accountability
By implementing a more comprehensive approach to practice complaints, the Board is more directly addressing and impacting patient safety. The goal is to increase patient safety through effective reporting, remediation, modification of systems, and accountability. The objectives are to:
- Increase employer reporting of information related to practice breakdowns
- Increase employer-sponsored practice remediation
- Incorporate Just Culture for the review of practice complaints
- Create a statewide patient safety database
- Assist with the development of a national patient safety database
- Increase the use of the Practice Intervention and Improvement Program, an alternative to discipline program of the Board.
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Education Pilot Project
In June 2010, Ohio House Bill 198 established the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Education Pilot Project enabling 44 primary care practices (40 physician-led and 4 APRN-led) educationally affiliated with select medical or nursing schools in Ohio to implement the PCMH model of care in their practices. TransforMED, a nationally known company with a successful history of assisting primary care practices towards transformation to the PCMH model, has been contracted to facilitate several components of the Pilot Project.
Additional information regarding the PCMH Education Pilot Project can be found online at:
Introduction: Utilizing Interpretive Guidelines
Guidelines for Registered Nurse Filling and Unfilling a Client’s Gastric Band
Guidelines for Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement
Guidelines for Intrapartum Monitoring of Obstetrical Patients Receiving Epidural Infusions
Guidelines for Monitoring and Management of Epidural Infusions
Guidelines for Administration of Medications, and Monitoring
of Patients Receiving Intravenous Moderate Sedation for Medical/Surgical Procedures
Guidelines for the Care of Patients Receiving Intramuscular, Subdermal,
or Subcutaneously Injected Medications for Cosmetic/Aesthetic Treatment
Guidelines for a Registered Nurse’s Role in Emergent Intubation Performed by a Physician
Guidelines for Registered Nurse Performance of a History and Physical Examination
for Purposes of Providing Nursing Care
Guidelines for Registered Nurse Use of Devices for PICC Tip Placement Confirmation in Adults
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
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APRN Consensus Model
The APRN Consensus Model is the result of the collaborative work of the APRN Consensus Work Group and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) APRN Advisory Committee with extensive review and comments from the larger APRN stakeholder community. The Consensus Model was developed to promote uniformity in requirements for advanced practice nursing.
LACE (Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education), a communication network that includes licensure, accreditation, certification, and educational organizations that represent the components of APRN regulation, is facilitating the implementation of the APRN Consensus Model with stakeholders interested in advancing uniformity in APRN regulation and requirements.
NCSBN is taking a major role in promoting and assisting state boards of nursing in the adoption of the regulatory components of the APRN Consensus Model. Beginning in 2008 and subsequently, the Ohio Board of Nursing reviewed the APRN Consensus Model and the related NCSBN Model Law and Rules. Below are two grids that provide comparison information about the APRN Consensus Model requirements and the Ohio Nurse Practice Act and administrative rules. For questions regarding the requirements of the APRN Consensus Model compared to the Ohio Nurse Practice Act and administrative rules, please email email@example.com.
The APRN Consensus Model, as well as numerous related documents are available at www.ncsbn.org.
2012 APRN Consensus Model by State
Comparison of the Consensus Model for Ohio
Emergency Facility Opioid and Other Controlled Substances Prescribing Guidelines
The Ohio Emergency and Acute Care Facility Opioid and Other Controlled Substances Prescribing Guidelines (OOCS Guidelines) were issued in May of 2012. The OOCS Guidelines were developed through a collaborative effort of health care/medical professional associations, individual medical professionals and state agencies that were brought together under the Professional Education Work Group of the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team (GCOAT). These guidelines along with the accompanying patient handout and pocket card guide were distributed to all hospitals and emergency physicians in Ohio in August 2012. The OOCS Guidelines, patient handout, pocket cards and background information can be accessed at this link: http://www.healthyohioprogram.org/ed/guidelines.
Please share this information with emergency medical professionals and emergency and acute care facilities in your area and encourage them to implement these guidelines. A limited quantity of the pocket cards is still available. To request pocket cards please send an email to: BHPRR@odh.ohio.gov
Sub. SB 83 (SB 83) Expanded Authority to Prescribe Schedule II Controlled Substances
SB 83, introduced by Senator Scott Oelslager on February 16, 2011, expanded the authority of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who hold a Certificate to Prescribe (CTP) to prescribe schedule II controlled substances. The bill was signed by Governor Kasich on March 9, 2012 and became effective on June 8, 2012.
As directed by SB 83, the Board adopted rules pertaining to schedule II controlled substances, including prescribing and CE requirements for CTP holders. New Rule 4723-9-13, OAC, addresses the CE requirements and when you renew your CTP, you will be required to verify completion of the continuing education course.
The amended rules in Chapters 4723-8 and 4723-9 became effective on November 5, 2012 to provide ample time for CTP holders to complete the required six hours of continuing education before the renewal cycle ends on August 31, 2013. To review the rules, go to the front page of the web site and click on “Law and Rules”.
FAQs answering questions about the new prescribing law and CE requirements are located at the link below. If you have additional questions, please contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Am. Sub. HB 93 Pain Management Clinics; OARRS
In May 2011, Governor Kasich signed into law Amended Substitute House Bill 93, sponsored by Representatives David E. Burke, R.Ph., and Dr. Terry Johnson, D.O. Amended Substitute House Bill 93 aggressively focuses on further regulating facilities and prescribers operating as pain management clinics by requiring that the Board of Pharmacy license those clinics. Additionally, the Medical Board must adopt rules establishing standards for physician operation of pain management clinics and standards to be followed by physicians who provide care at pain management clinics. The bill also modifies the operation of OARRS (Ohio Automated Rx Review System), a drug database administered by the Pharmacy Board that is used to monitor the misuse and diversion of controlled substances and other dangerous drugs.Click Here to View the Complete Summary
Rule on Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Primary Source Recertification Documentation
If you are an advanced practice registered nurse, your certificate of authority (COA) is current and valid only if you meet all requirements of the Board including maintaining certification or recertification by the applicable national certifying organization. Please refer to the 'Nursing Practice' page of the Board’s website for a list of Board approved national organizations.
Effective February 1, 2011, the Board requires primary source verification for advanced practice registered nurse national recertification. For this to occur, you must request that your national certifying organization notify the Board directly of national recertification within thirty days of your recertification. The Board no longer accepts documentation of recertification from a COA holder.
If you have any questions, please contact the Advanced Practice Unit at email@example.com or (614) 466-6180.
Important Changes to CTP Formulary
All CTP holders are required to amend their written standard care arrangements to comply with recent changes made to the Formulary by the Board of Nursing (Board)’s Committee on Prescriptive Governance (CPG). All drugs and drug categories that are listed in the Formulary under the new prescribing designation column, “In Accordance with the Standard Care Arrangement,” must be reviewed with the Collaborating Physician, and based on that review, given one of the following designations that is required to be documented in the written Standard Care Arrangement: may not prescribe; may prescribe; physician initiation; or physician consult. The amendments must be made no later than April 1 2014. Click here for the complete announcement.
Click Here for Prescriptive Authority Verification
Click Here for Prescriptive Authority Application Forms
Formulary for CTP Holders
The formulary contains bookmark links in the index to more easily access each drug category.
Formulary with Index for CTP Holders (January 6, 2014)
Special Formulary Update (Effective January 6, 2014)
Formulary Review and Revision Request Form -
Decision Making Guide for Determining APRN Scope of Practice
Instructions for Updating Collaborating Physician Information
Click Here for Certificate of Authority Verification
Click Here for Advanced Practice Forms
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January 2014 CPG Meeting Agenda
October 2013 Draft Meeting Minutes
January 2014 CPG Meeting Materials
Mandatory Reporting and Practice
Mandatory Reporting and Practice