Oregon Statutes - Chapter 678 - Nurses; Nursing Home Administrators - Section 678.372 - Rules for clinical nurse specialists.

The Oregon State Board of Nursing shall adopt rules to implement ORS 678.370, including but not limited to rules establishing:

(1) Procedures and requirements for initial issuance and continuation of certification to act as a clinical nurse specialist, including but not limited to educational requirements;

(2) The scope of practice of clinical nurse specialists, including the authority to prescribe and dispense prescription drugs after approval of an application to do so by the board;

(3) Educational requirements for clinical nurse specialists applying for prescriptive authority that include but are not limited to:

(a) At least 45 contact hours in pharmacology; and

(b) Clinical education in patient management, including pharmacotherapeutics, that is comparable to the requirements for completion of a nurse practitioner program;

(4) The amount of any fees necessary for issuance of the initial certification, renewal of certification, initial application for prescriptive authority and renewal of application for prescriptive authority; and

(5) Such other rules as may be necessary to implement and administer ORS 678.370. [1999 c.498 §3; 2005 c.462 §5]

(Nurse Practitioners)

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