SECTION 485:10-16-7. Reinstatement/Inactive Status  


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  • (a)   Reinstatement.
    (1)   If an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse fails to renew prescriptive authority prior to the expiration date of that authority, the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse's prescriptive authority shall expire and the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse shall cease prescribing.
    (2)   The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse may reinstate the prescriptive authority recognition by submitting:
    (A)   a completed application containing such information as the Board may prescribe and required fee. If the application is not completed within one (1) year, a new application and new fee will be required;
    (B)   A written statement signed by the Oklahoma-licensed 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; and
    (C)   present evidence of:
    (i)   having met requirements for renewal of prescriptive authority as listed in 485:10-16-6(2)(B); or
    (ii)   licensure or recognition as an APRN in the same role with prescriptive authority in another state with employment in a position that requires APRN prescriptive authority licensure or recognition with verification of at least 520 work hours during the past two (2) years preceding receipt of the application for reinstatement in the Board office.
    (b)   Inactive Status.
    (1)   An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse may submit a written request to place prescriptive authority on inactive status.
    (2)   The date of inactive status will be the date of approval by the Board. The Board may delegate approval of the licensee's request to be placed on inactive status to Board staff.
    (3)   The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse may return to active status the prescriptive authority recognition by submitting:
    (A)   a completed application containing such information as the Board may prescribe and required fee. If the application is not completed within one (1) year, a new application and new fee will be required;
    (B)   A written statement signed by the Oklahoma-licensed 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; and
    (C)   present evidence of:
    (i)   having met requirements for renewal of prescriptive authority as listed in 485:10-16-6(2)(B); or
    (ii)   licensure or recognition as an APRN in the same role with prescriptive authority in another state with employment in a position that requires APRN prescriptive authority licensure or recognition with verification of at least 520 work hours during the past two (2) years preceding receipt of the application for return to active status in the Board office.
[Source: Added at 14 Ok Reg 1980, eff 5-27-97; Amended at 18 Ok Reg 2707, eff 7-1-01; 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 33 Ok Reg 1026, eff 8-25-16]