Announcements and References
Medication Aide Certification Renewal for Period (5/1/2012 - 4/30/2014)
Applications are being mailed by the end of January 2012
Medication Aide renewal applications will be mailed to ALL holders of a current, valid medication aide certificate. Please make sure that the Board has your current address to ensure that your application is sent to the correct address without delay.
To change your address you must include your name, certificate number, mailing address, which includes your county, as well as your telephone number.
Address changes must be submitted in writing by mail, fax, or email.
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-7410
Continuing Education (CE) Requirements:
You are required to complete 15 contact hours of continuing education (consistent with the function of the certified medication aide) prior to 5/1/2012. Contact hours must be obtained from the date your most recent medication aide certificate was issued and April 30th 2012. Of the fifteen (15) hours, one (1) hour must be directly related to establishing and maintaining professional boundaries and one (1) hour must be Category A (the portion of CE that meets the one hour requirement directly related to Ohio laws and rules). Category A must be approved by an OBN Approver, or offered by an OBN approved provider unit headquartered in the state of Ohio. Ten (10) hours must be related to medications or medication administration consistent with the function of the certified medication aide. The remaining three (3) hours must be consistent with the function of a medication aide. Examples of CE topics include pharmacology, patient safety, nursing delegation, professional boundaries, and communication.
Click here for a link to CE programs that are approved or offered by an Ohio Board of Nursing Approver and On-Line Resources for Ohio Law and Rules.
Questions may be directed to Angela White at (614) 466-6966 or emailed directly to email@example.com.
NOTICE: Medication Aide Pilot Program
On March 26, 2009, the Medication Aide Pilot Program ended. On or after that date, any nursing home or residential care facility located in the State of Ohio may utilize one or more medication aides to administer prescription medications to its residents, subject to the following conditions:
1. Each individual used as a medication aide must hold a current, valid medication aide certificate issued by the board under Chapter 4723. Of the revised code;
2. the nursing home or residential care facility shall ensure that the requirements of section 4723.67, ORC are met.
Medication Aide Pilot Program Report (February 2009)
Click Here for Medication Aide Certificate Verification
Training Program Information
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