§ 5-34-39 Process for prescriptive privileges of certified registered nurse practitioner. (a) Prescriptive privileges for the certified registered nurse practitioner:
(1) Shall be granted under the governance and supervision of the department, board of nurse registration and nurse education; and
(2) Shall include prescription of legend medications and prescription of controlled substances from schedules II, III, IV and V that are established in regulation; and
(3) Must not include controlled substances from Schedule I.
(b) To qualify for prescriptive privileges an applicant must
submit on forms provided by the board of nurse registration and nursing
education, verified by oath, that the applicant has evidence of completion of
thirty (30) hours of education in pharmacology within the three (3) year period
immediately prior to date of application. To maintain prescriptive privileges
the certified registered nurse practitioner (R.N.P.) must submit upon request
of the board of nurse registration and nursing education evidence of thirty
(30) hours continuing education in pharmacology every six (6) years.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 162, § 2; P.L. 1991, ch. 210, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 186, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 429, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 125, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 138, § 2; P.L. 2008, ch. 124, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 186, § 1.)