Oregon Statutes - Chapter 678 - Nurses; Nursing Home Administrators - Section 678.370 - Clinical nurse specialists; certificates.

(1) The Oregon State Board of Nursing shall issue a certification to act as a clinical nurse specialist to any nurse who meets the requirements established by the board pursuant to ORS 678.372.

(2) A person may not act as a clinical nurse specialist, use the name, title, designation, initial or abbreviation of clinical nurse specialist or otherwise hold oneself out as a clinical nurse specialist unless the person is certified as a clinical nurse specialist pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.

(3) A certified clinical nurse specialist is authorized to prescribe drugs for the use of and administration to other persons if approval has been given under ORS 678.390. The authority to prescribe and dispense prescription drugs shall be included within the scope of practice of certified clinical nurse specialists as defined by rules of the board subject to ORS 678.385. [1999 c.498 §2; 2005 c.462 §4]

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