ORS 678.370
Clinical nurse specialists

  • licenses


The Oregon State Board of Nursing shall issue a license to act as a clinical nurse specialist to any nurse who meets the requirements established by the board pursuant to ORS 678.372 (Rules for clinical nurse specialists).


A person may not act as a clinical nurse specialist, use the name, title, designation, initial or abbreviation of clinical nurse specialist or otherwise hold oneself out as a clinical nurse specialist unless the person is licensed as a clinical nurse specialist pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.


A licensed clinical nurse specialist is authorized to prescribe drugs for the use of and administration to other persons if approval has been given under ORS 678.390 (Authority of nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist to write prescriptions or dispense drugs). The authority to prescribe and dispense prescription drugs shall be included within the scope of practice of licensed clinical nurse specialists as defined by rules of the board. [1999 c.498 §2; 2005 c.462 §4; 2008 c.4 §1; 2019 c.358 §35]
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


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