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RULE §221.8APRN Licensure Renewal

(a) In conjunction with Texas RN license renewal or at least on a biennial basis, an applicant for license renewal as an APRN shall submit to the Board the required nonrefundable fee for license renewal as specified in §223.1 of this title and a completed license renewal application.

  (1) An applicant must provide a detailed explanation and supporting documentation for each affirmative answer to questions regarding the applicant's eligibility for licensure.

  (2) An applicant must attest on forms provided by the Board to maintaining current national certification or recertification as applicable by the national professional certification organization that meets the requirements set forth in this rule and is recognized by the Board. This requirement shall apply to APRNs who:

    (A) completed an APRN education program on or after January 1, 1996; or

    (B) were licensed as APRNs based upon obtaining national certification.

  (3) An applicant must attest, on forms provided by the Board, to having a minimum of 400 hours of current practice within the preceding biennium.

  (4) An applicant must attest, on forms provided by the Board, to being in compliance with the requirements of Chapter 216 and Chapter 222 of this title, where applicable.

(b) Failure to renew the registered nurse license or to provide the required fee and documentation for maintaining APRN licensure shall result in expiration of the APRN license and prescriptive authority, where applicable. The individual whose APRN license has expired may not practice as an APRN or use any titles to imply that he/she is an APRN.

Source Note: The provisions of this §221.8 adopted to be effective February 25, 2001, 26 TexReg 1509; amended to be effective February 27, 2019, 44 TexReg 833

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