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Reminder: advanced practice requirement.

Tennessee Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) with a certificate of fitness are required, pursuant to Rules of the Tennessee Board of Nursing Chapter 1000-04-.4 (4) (a) (b) (c) (5), to maintain a current notice and formulary on file with the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

(4) A nurse who has been issued a certificate of fitness shall file a notice with the Board of Nursing containing:

(a) The nurse's full name;

(b) A copy of the formulary describing the categories of legend drugs to be prescribed and/or issued by the nurse; and

(c) The name of the licensed physician having supervision, control and responsibility for prescriptive services rendered by the nurse.

(5) Every nurse who has been issued a certificate of fitness shall be responsible for updating the information submitted pursuant to paragraph (4) within thirty (30) days of the change.

APNs should, at a minimum, annually verify accuracy of the posted practitioner profile which includes the notice and formulary. APNs found out of compliance with this rule are subject to Board of Nursing discipline including but not limited to civil penalties.

1.) To view your current profile, go to health.state.tn.us/Licensure/, enter license number and profession and click on the Practitioner Profile link.

2.) To add or change any notice and formulary required information including supervising physician, go to health.state.tn.us/boards/Nursing/PDFs/PH-3625.pdf, print the document, make changes, obtain signatures and mail original documents directly to:

State of Tennessee Department of Health, Board of Nursing 665 Mainstream Drive Nashville, TN 37243

Temeka R. Tunstall, MSN, RN, FNP-BC Nurse Consultant, State of Tennessee, Department of Health, Board of Nursing Approved by Elizabeth Lund, MSN, RN Executive Director, State of Tennessee, Department of Health, Board of Nursing

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Title Annotation:Spotlight on Practice
Author:Tunstall, Temeka R.
Publication:Tennessee Nurse
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U6TN
Date:Jun 22, 2014
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