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RULE §221.6Interim Approval

(a) Interim approval is a time-limited permit to practice nursing in a specific advanced practice role and population-focus area. The Board may grant interim approval to eligible advanced practice registered nurse applicants.

(b) Interim approval permits the advanced practice registered nurse applicant to practice without prescriptive authority while the application is reviewed.

  (1) The advanced practice registered nurse applicant who meets all requirements and applies for interim approval must complete documents provided by the Board attesting that:

    (A) He/She meets all requirements for full licensure in an advanced practice registered nurse role and population-focus area in the state of Texas; and

    (B) Has completed and submitted the appropriate documents to the advanced practice nursing educational program or designated organization for completion.

  (2) Unless otherwise indicated in this chapter, evidence of current national certification in the advanced practice role and population focus area shall be provided before interim approval may be granted.

  (3) Interim approval may be granted for a period of up to 120 days. An eligible applicant may be granted interim approval one time only per role and population-focus area. Extensions or renewals of the interim approval period shall not be granted.

(c) An advanced practice registered nurse applicant who submits a request for waiver from the requirements for licensure set forth in this chapter shall not be eligible for interim approval unless otherwise indicated in this chapter.

(d) If an advanced practice registered nurse applicant is deemed ineligible for licensure, the interim approval will be rescinded immediately, effective on the date the notice is sent by mail. The applicant must cease practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse and may no longer use any titles that imply to the public that he/she is an advanced practice registered nurse.

Source Note: The provisions of this §221.6 adopted to be effective February 25, 2001, 26 TexReg 1509; amended to be effective November 23, 2008, 33 TexReg 9237; amended to be effective July 26, 2011, 36 TexReg 4665

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