State law constrains patient access to nurse practitioner (NP) care. NPs are required by law to maintain a regulated collaborative agreement with a physician for at least on element of NP practice.
R.C. § 4723.431
NP practice is regulated by the Board of Nursing (BON).
R.C. § 4723.06
Requirements include an RN license, a graduate degree in an NP role and national certification.
R.C. § 4723.41
NPs are not authorized to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances in convenience care clinics.
R.C. § 4723.481
Twenty-four CE hours are required every two years. An additional 12 CE hours are required for prescriptive authority. See the BON for details.
R.C. § 4723.24
Medical staff composition is determined by a facility’s governing body.
R.C. § 3701.351
NPs are defined in law as Primary Care Providers.
*Contact hours in specific topics may be required. Please contact your state Board of Nursing for current information.
**Medical Staff Membership refers to governing and voting privileges and is not reflective of clinical or admitting privileges within institutions.
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Updated November 25, 2019