2017 ORS 678.282¹
Prescribing authority of nurse anesthetists
  • rules

(1)(a) Subject to paragraph (b) of this subsection, the Oregon State Board of Nursing may authorize a certified registered nurse anesthetist to prescribe prescription drugs, including prescriptions for controlled substances listed in Schedules II, III, III N, IV and V.

(b) A certified registered nurse anesthetist may prescribe prescription drugs under paragraph (a) of this subsection only:

(A) For a supply of not more than 10 days with no refills; and

(B) For an individual for whom the certified registered nurse anesthetist has, at the time of the prescription, established a client or patient record.

(2) For the purpose of authorizing certified registered nurse anesthetists to prescribe prescription drugs, the board shall adopt rules establishing:

(a) That the scope of practice of a certified registered nurse anesthetist includes the authority to prescribe prescription drugs.

(b) Educational requirements for certified registered nurse anesthetists applying for the authority to prescribe prescription drugs. Educational requirements adopted under this subsection must include:

(A) At least 45 contact hours in pharmacology; and

(B) Clinical education in pharmacotherapeutics, including management of patients that is congruent with the specialty role sought.

(c) The form and manner of applying for and renewing the authority to prescribe prescription drugs.

(d) Application and renewal fees.

(e) Record keeping requirements for certified registered nurse anesthetists who prescribe prescription drugs that are the same as the record keeping requirements for pharmacies licensed under ORS chapter 689.

(3) In accordance with ORS chapter 183, the board may deny, suspend or revoke the authority to prescribe prescription drugs under this section if the board finds that a certified registered nurse anesthetist has abused the authority. [2013 c.297 §2]

Note: See note under 678.245 (Definitions for ORS 678.245 to 678.285).

Note: Section 3, chapter 297, Oregon Laws 2013, provides:

Sec. 3. Nothing in section 2 of this 2013 Act [678.282 (Prescribing authority of nurse anesthetists)] affects the authority of a certified registered nurse anesthetist, as defined in ORS 678.245 (Definitions for ORS 678.245 to 678.285), to select, order and administer controlled substances in connection with the delivery of anesthesia services. A certified registered nurse anesthetist may obtain and renew certification with the Oregon State Board of Nursing without prescriptive authority. [2013 c.297 §3]

Chapter 678

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Disclosure by Board of Nursing of names, business and home addresses of registered and licensed practical nurses, (1982) Vol. 42, p 382; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 678—Nurses; Nursing Home Administrators, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 678, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.