|(a) In conjunction with RN license renewal, the advanced practice
nurse seeking to maintain active advanced practice authorization(s) shall:
(1) attest on forms provided by the board to maintaining current
national certification by the appropriate certifying body recognized by the
board. This requirement shall apply to advanced practice nurses who:
(A) completed an advanced educational program on or after January
1, 1996, or
(B) were authorized as advanced practice nurses based upon
obtaining national certification.
(2) attest, on forms provided by the board, to having a minimum
of 400 hours of current practice within the preceding biennium;
(3) attest, on forms provided by the board, to having obtained
20 contact hours of continuing education in the advanced specialty area and
role within the preceding biennium. Continuing education in the advanced practice
specialty and role must meet requirements of Chapter 216 of this title (relating
to Continuing Education). The 20 contact hours required for RN licensure may
be met by the 20 hours required by this subsection; and
(4) submit the required fee, which is not refundable.
(b) Failure to renew the registered nurse license or to provide
the required fee and documentation for maintaining authorization shall result
in expiration of the board's authorization as an advanced practice nurse and
limited prescriptive authority where applicable. The individual whose advanced
practice authorization has expired may not practice as or use titles to imply
that he/she is an advanced practice nurse.