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June Scheduled Outages of the Ohio eLicense 3.0 System
Sunday, June 11th at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, June 12th at 5:00 a.m.
Friday, June 16th at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, June 19th at 8 a.m.
During these times you will be unable access the system to register, submit an application, update account information, or verify the status of a license using the License Look-Up webpage. Thank you for your understanding as IT system improvements are made.
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RNs and APRNs Can Register Prior to the Start of Renewal
RN and APRN renewal begins July 1st, but at anytime, you may register to create a user account in the Ohio eLicense system. All who renew this year must complete this first step. By registering early, you will be ready to renew starting July 1st.
If you are both a RN and an APRN, register one time because the system account is for you as an individual. However, please remember, as an RN and APRN you will need to renew your RN license and complete the COA renewal/APRN license issuance process starting July 1st.
Beginning the week of May 15th, the Board is sending renewal notification reminders by postal mail. The mailings are staggered by zip codes (not alphabetically), so RNs and APRNs will receive letters through June. The letter includes your Security Code that is needed to register in the system.
If you want to register before you receive your letter or if you misplace your letter, you can obtain your Security Code through the Ohio eLicense system. Directions are included within the registration instructions (click below).
You may choose to wait until after July 1st to complete everything: register, renew your RN license, and complete the COA renewal/APRN licensure process, if applicable. However, we encourage you to register early to become familiar with the system and be ready to renew early so you don t miss a deadline. It will also help reduce the volume of questions during peak licensure periods and allow us to better serve you.
Update Proposed Rule 4723-9-10, OAC
At its meeting on May 17, 2017, the Board of Nursing made revisions to proposed Rule 4723-9-10, OAC, based on the recommendations provided by the Committee on Prescription Governance (CPG). The CPG met on May 15, 2017 and determined that no drugs would be listed on the exclusionary formulary other than those otherwise prohibited by federal or state law. As such, the language in paragraphs (A)(10), (A)(11), and (B) (following line three) is no longer necessary, as the language related to previously imposed restrictions in the formulary which are now obsolete. These revisions are not related to the prescribing of opioids for treatment of acute pain.
The Board of Nursing is re-posting the revised rule on its website and emailing it to all interested parties to whom the previous CSI comment notification was sent.
As indicated in the Request for Comments (below), please submit comments to the Board by May 31, 2017.
May 2017 Proposed Rules – Request For Comments
Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Sections 107.62 and 121.82 require state agencies, including the Ohio Board of Nursing, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined ORC Section 107.52), and provide opportunity for those persons affected by the rules to provide input.
At this time, the Board welcomes further comment on the following rules that have been forwarded to Ohio s Common Sense Initiative Office (CSI) for review: The Board proposes to rescind two rules 4723-9-09, standards of practice; and 4723-9-10, formulary; and file one new rule 4723-9-10, formulary, that reflects language from both rescinded rules and additional practice standards and limitations regarding the prescribing of opioids for the treatment of acute pain. Attached, please find copies of the proposed rules along with the completed Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Business Impact Analysis filing for this rule package. You may also view these documents online by visiting the Board s website at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/ .
The Board further anticipates holding a public hearing on the proposed rules at its July 26, 2017 meeting, at which time interested persons will be provided further opportunity to provide comment on the rules to the Board. The anticipated effective date of the rules will be on or about August 31, 2017.
Important Dates and Deadlines for RNs and APRNs
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The Ohio eLicense Center website provides online license and certificate verification for RNs, LPNs, Prescriptive and Certificate of Authority Holders, Dialysis Technicians, Medication Aides and Community Health Workers.
Due to recent changes in Ohio law, if you hold an active RN license in Ohio, your current license is now legally valid through October 31, 2017.
Attention APRN, COA and CTP Holders:
When searching the new verification portal, APRN licenses, Certificate of Authority (COAs) and Certificates to Prescribe (CTPs) are rolled up under their related RN licenses. To locate the APRN, COA and CTP credentials, you may search by the licensee’s RN.123456 number or name. You may now also search by the APRN or COA number (ex. APRN.CNP.12345, APRN.CRNA.12345. ).
When searching we recommend using just the licensee’s first and last name or their license number.
The information provided on this site is related only to Ohio licenses and certificates. The state listed on the verification website is from the licensees address we have one file, not another state’s license information.
It is recommended that you use newer versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox web browsers. Internet Explorer users, must use IE 11 or Edge to access the eLicense 3.0 system.
Click Here to Verify an Ohio License or Certificate
The Joint Commission and the NCQA consider on-line status information as fulfilling the primary source requirement for verification of licensure in compliance with their respective credentialing standards. Employers, please remind your nursing staff to update their mailing address with the board when you receive an employee address update.
To find out about the Ohio Board of Nursing complaint process, refer to the Discipline Section.