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§ 1482.4. Requirements for a Nurse Practitioner Certification Pursuant to Business and Professi...

16 CA ADC § 1482.4Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: January 1, 2023

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 14. Board of Registered Nursing
Article 8. Nurse Practitioners
Effective: January 1, 2023
16 CCR § 1482.4
§ 1482.4. Requirements for a Nurse Practitioner Certification Pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 2837.104.
(a) To obtain certification as a nurse practitioner pursuant to Section 2837.104 of the code, an applicant must hold a valid and active certification as a nurse practitioner pursuant to Section 2837.103 of the code and submit a completed application with all of the following information:
(1) Applicant's full legal name ((Last Name) (First Name) (Middle Name) and/or (Suffix)),
(2) Other name(s) applicant has used or has been known by,
(3) Applicant's physical address,
(4) Applicant's mailing address, if different than the applicant's physical address. The mailing address may be a post office box number or other alternate address,
(5) Email address, if any,
(6) Applicant's telephone number,
(7) Applicant's Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number,
(8) Applicant's birthdate (month, day, and year),
(9) California registered nurse license number issued by the Board,
(10) California nurse practitioner certification number issued by the Board,
(11) Date of passage of the Board's national nurse practitioner Board certification examination. Verification of this passage shall be provided directly to the Board by the organization that administered the examination.
(12) Proof of holding a certification as a nurse practitioner by a national certification organization accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) as a nurse practitioner in the category listed in Section 1481(a) in which the applicant seeks certification as a nurse practitioner pursuant to Section 2837.103 of the code. Verification of this certification shall be provided directly to the Board by the issuing organization.
(13) Proof of completion of a transition to practice by submitting to the Board one or more attestations of a physician or surgeon or a nurse practitioner practicing pursuant to Section 2837.104 of the code. Any physician or surgeon or a nurse practitioner practicing pursuant to Section 2837.104 of the code submitting an attestation must specialize in the same specialty area or category listed in Section 1481(a) in which the applicant seeks certification as a nurse practitioner pursuant to Section 2837.104 of the code and must not have a familial or financial relationship with the applicant.
(A) For purposes of this subdivision, “transition to practice” means 4600 hours or three full-time equivalent years of clinical practice experience and mentorship that are all of the following:
(i) Completed in California.
(ii) Completed within five years prior to the date the applicant applies for certification as a nurse practitioner pursuant to Section 2837.104 of the code.
(iii) Completed after certification by the Board of Registered Nursing as a nurse practitioner.
(iv) Completed in direct patient care in the role of a nurse practitioner in the category listed in Section 1481(a) in which the applicant seeks certification as a nurse practitioner pursuant to Section 2837.104 of the code.
(B) For purposes of this subdivision “financial interest” shall have the same meaning as in Section 650.01(b)(2) of the code, and “familial” shall include the members of “immediate family” as used in Section 650.01(b)(3) of the code.
(14) Proof of practice as a nurse practitioner pursuant to Section 2837.103 of the code in good standing for at least three full-time equivalent years or 4600 hours in direct patient care.
(A) For purposes of this subdivision, “practice as a nurse practitioner pursuant to Section 2837.103 of the code in good standing” means practice conducted under a current, active, and unrestricted license. “Unrestricted” means the applicant was not subject to a disciplinary action by the Board, including probation, suspension or public reproval.
(B) For an applicant who holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree (DNP), “practice as a nurse practitioner pursuant Section 2837.103 of the code in good standing” also includes any hours of direct patient care that the applicant provided in the course of their doctoral education so long as the direct patient care is both (i) in the applicant's area of National Certification specified in subdivision (a)(12) and (ii) provided during the doctoral part of the applicant's doctoral education and not credited towards the applicant's master's degree.
(15) A statement signed under penalty of perjury by the applicant that all statements made in the application are true and correct.
(b) Within 90 days of certification by the Board of Registered Nursing, a nurse practitioner practicing pursuant to Section 2837.104 of the code shall have a written protocol for consultation and a written plan for referrals, pursuant to Section 2837.104(c)(2) of the code, and shall make that referral plan available to patients on request. If the written plan calls for referrals to a specific individual, the plan must include that individual's acknowledgment and consent to the referrals.

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Note: Authority cited: Section 2715, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 29.5, 30, 494.5 and 2837.104, Business and Professions Code.
History
1. New section filed 12-23-2022; operative 1-1-2023 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2022, No. 51).
This database is current through 6/7/24 Register 2024, No. 23.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 1482.4, 16 CA ADC § 1482.4
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