ATTENTION NURSE PRACTITIONERS
NP RULE CHANGES
Refresher Course Requirement
Effective January 1, 2013, the time out of practice before an NP is required to complete a refresher course will decrease from 5 years to 2 years. Therefore, effective January 1, 2013, NPs who have been out of practice for greater than two years will be required to complete the Board approved NP refresher course before they can be approved to practice.
NP Refresher Course Rule and Requirements
NEW NP RULE EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2012
Effective December 1, 2012, NPs shall not prescribe controlled substances, as defined by the State and Federal Controlled Substances Acts, for the nurse practitioner’s own use or that of a nurse practitioner’s supervising physician; or that of a member of the nurse practitioner’s immediate family, which shall mean a spouse, parent, child, sibling, parent-in-law, son or daughter-in-law, brother or sister-in-law, step-parent, step-child, step-siblings, or any other person living in the same residence as the licensee; or anyone with whom the nurse practitioner is having a sexual relationship or has a significant emotional relationship.