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New Member Resource: State Medical Board Telehealth Rules

New Member Resource: State Medical Board Telehealth Rules

  On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, the State Medical Board of Ohio released its final telehealth rules to implement Ohio’s telehealth statute (O.R.C. 4743.09) for physicians, physician assistants, dieticians, respiratory care professionals, and genetic counselors....

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Celebrating Amazing APRN Elisha Clark, APRN-CNP

Celebrating Amazing APRN Elisha Clark, APRN-CNP

On March 13, 2023, OAAPN BOD Member and APRN, Elisha Clark, added yet another amazing accomplishment to her long list of achievements with the grand opening of Clark Family Practice in Byesville, Ohio. Having practiced as an NP for over 12 years, Elisha currently...

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Upcoming OAAPN Board Opportunities

Upcoming OAAPN Board Opportunities

Are you interested in joining the OAAPN Board of Directors in advocating for Ohio APRNs? We are always looking for members to help serve Ohio APRNs in Board of Director positions, serve on OAAPN committees, and in our local chapters. In addition to open board...

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to changing Ohio law to allow APRNs the ability to provide the best possible health care to Ohioans. Full Practice Authority is defined as the “collection of state practice and licensure laws that allow APRNs to evaluate patients, diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, initiate and manage treatments – including prescribe medications – under the exclusive licensure authority of the state board of nursing.”

We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations. OAAPN is the voice of over 16,000 APRNs in Ohio – we all need to pull together to ensure that APRNs can practice at the highest level of their education, training and certification.

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I love being an Advanced Practice Nurse and want to be as involved as I can in promoting my profession.
Candy Rinehart

Past-President, OAAPN

I believe that it is important to be engaged with other advanced practice nurses in improving not only our profession, but improving patient care along the way.
Bethany Parsell

Director of Reimbursement/FPA, OAAPN

I like to keep up on the newest developments in medications, legislature and changes that affect my practice. OAAPN makes it easy to do.
Kelly Shank

President-Elect, OAAPN

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