Board of Medical Licensure Proposes Physician Supervision of Nurse Practitioners (UPDATED)

The Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure has proposed rules that would require on site physician supervision of nurse practitioners at least 1/2 day per week when a facility is open.  A list of proposed rules is available on the Board of Medical Licensure website

The rules also add the following to the list of items considered unprofessional conduct as it related to the Board‘s ability to revoke a license or take disciplinary action:

―(50) Prescribing Scheduled drugs for pain not associated with malignancy or terminal illness for more than 3 months without documenting access to the prescription monitoring program (PMP) and keeping proper records to reflect medically monitoring the condition of the patient to justify the on-going prescribing of the drugs based on the 435:10-7-11.”

Update 03/02/12:
The Board of Medical Licensure will continue to take comments until the next public hearing on the rule  (notice) that would require on-site physician supervision of nurse practitioners (versus the original a 3/5/12 deadline).The Board has postponed a public hearing orginally scheduled for March 8th. 
A date for the next hearing has not yet been determined.  However, it is possible it will be held at the May 17th meeting of the Board.

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