SECTION 485:10-16-6. Renewal  


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  •   The application for renewal of prescriptive authority shall:
    (1)   be concurrent with the two-year RN licensure renewal and renewal of advanced practice registered nurse licensure;
    (2)   include:
    (A)   a completed application containing such information as the Board may prescribe and required fee;
    (B)   documentation approved by the Board verifying a minimum of fifteen (15) contact hours, or one academic credit hour of education, or the equivalent, in pharmacotherapeutics, clinical application and use of pharmacological agents in the prevention of illness, and in the restoration and maintenance of health. At least one hour of the fifteen (15) required hours shall be specific to proper prescribing of opioids, risks of opioids, and/or recognizing addiction and diversion. All of the required hours shall be obtained in a program beyond basic registered nurse preparation, approved by the Board, within the two-year period immediately preceding the effective date of application for renewal of prescriptive authority, which is applicable to the scope of practice and specialty certification. This documentation requirement does not apply to individuals renewing within twenty-four (24) months of initial prescriptive authority approval.
    (i)   The following categories identify how this requirement may be met. No more than the identified percentage for each category may apply towards the contact hour/academic hour or the equivalent requirements for renewal of prescriptive authority;
    (ii)   Maximum number of units acceptable in continuing education categories:
    (I)   Category A: up to 100% of requirement (1 credit hour)
    (II)   Category B: up to 100% of requirement (15 contact hours)
    (III)   Category C: up to 100% of requirement (15 contact hours)
    (IV)   Category D: up to 20% of requirement (3 contact hours)
    (V)   Category E: up to 20% of requirement (3 contact hours)
    (C)   A written statement signed by the physician supervising prescriptive authority that includes a method of assuring availability of the supervising physician through direct contact, telecommunications or other appropriate electronic means for consultation, assistance with medical emergencies, or patient referral. Applicants for renewal who have submitted a written statement signed by the physician supervising prescriptive authority prior to renewal but within ninety (90) days of the expiration date are not required to submit another written statement for renewal.
[Source: Added at 14 Ok Reg 1980, eff 5-27-97; Amended at 19 Ok Reg 1465, eff 7-1-02; Amended at 23 Ok Reg 1453, eff 7-1-06; Amended at 24 Ok Reg 1439, eff 7-1-07; Amended at 25 Ok Reg 1415, eff 7-1-08; Amended at 29 Ok Reg 1615, eff 7-12-12; Amended at 32 Ok Reg 1199, eff 8-27-15; Amended at 36 Ok Reg 1000, eff 7-25-19]