Nurses

ORS 678.390
Authority of nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist to write prescriptions or dispense drugs

  • notice
  • requirements
  • revocation
  • rules


(1)

The Oregon State Board of Nursing may authorize a licensed nurse practitioner or licensed clinical nurse specialist to write prescriptions, including prescriptions for controlled substances listed in schedules II, III, III N, IV and V.

(2)

A licensed nurse practitioner or licensed clinical nurse specialist may submit an application to the Oregon State Board of Nursing to dispense prescription drugs. The Oregon State Board of Nursing shall provide immediate notice to the State Board of Pharmacy upon approving an application submitted by a licensed nurse practitioner or licensed clinical nurse specialist to dispense prescription drugs.

(3)

An application for the authority to dispense prescription drugs under this section must include any information required by the Oregon State Board of Nursing by rule.

(4)

Prescription drugs dispensed by a licensed nurse practitioner or licensed clinical nurse specialist must be personally dispensed by the licensed nurse practitioner or licensed clinical nurse specialist, except that nonjudgmental dispensing functions may be delegated to staff assistants when:

(a)

The accuracy and completeness of the prescription is verified by the licensed nurse practitioner or licensed clinical nurse specialist; and

(b)

The prescription drug is labeled with the name of the patient to whom it is being dispensed.

(5)

The Oregon State Board of Nursing shall adopt rules requiring:

(a)

Prescription drugs dispensed by licensed nurse practitioners and licensed clinical nurse specialists to be either prepackaged by a manufacturer registered with the State Board of Pharmacy or repackaged by a pharmacist licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy under ORS chapter 689;

(b)

Labeling requirements for prescription drugs dispensed by licensed nurse practitioners and licensed clinical nurse specialists that are the same as labeling requirements required of pharmacies licensed under ORS chapter 689;

(c)

Record keeping requirements for prescriptions and prescription drug dispensing by a licensed nurse practitioner and a licensed clinical nurse specialist that are the same as the record keeping requirements required of pharmacies licensed under ORS chapter 689;

(d)

A dispensing licensed nurse practitioner and a dispensing licensed clinical nurse specialist to have available at the dispensing site a hard copy or electronic version of prescription drug reference works commonly used by professionals authorized to dispense prescription medications; and

(e)

A dispensing licensed nurse practitioner and a dispensing licensed clinical nurse specialist to allow representatives of the State Board of Pharmacy, upon receipt of a complaint, to inspect a dispensing site after prior notice to the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

(6)

The Oregon State Board of Nursing has sole disciplinary authority regarding licensed nurse practitioners and licensed clinical nurse specialists who have prescription drug dispensing authority.

(7)

The authority to write prescriptions or dispense prescription drugs may be denied, suspended or revoked by the Oregon State Board of Nursing upon proof that the authority has been abused. The procedure shall be a contested case under ORS chapter 183. Disciplinary action under this subsection is grounds for discipline of the licensed nurse practitioner or licensed clinical nurse specialist in the same manner as a licensee may be disciplined under ORS 678.111 (Causes for denial, revocation or suspension of license or probation, reprimand or censure of licensee). [1979 c.785 §17; 1981 c.693 §29; 1983 c.486 §58; 1985 c.747 §53; 1987 c.79 §2; 1993 c.742 §5; 2003 c.617 §1; 2005 c.462 §6; 2005 c.471 §13; 2008 c.4 §3; 2009 c.456 §1; 2013 c.402 §1; 2017 c.130 §1; 2019 c.358 §39]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of Nurse Practitioner's Advisory Council to grant or deny prescription privileges, (1987) Vol 45, p 160

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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