|(a) The APRN shall renew the privilege to sign prescription
drug orders and medication orders in conjunction with the RN and advanced
practice license renewal application.
(b) The APRN seeking to maintain prescriptive authority
shall attest, on forms provided by the Board, to completing at least
five contact hours of continuing education in pharmacotherapeutics
within the preceding biennium. In every licensure cycle after January
1, 2015, those APRNs seeking to maintain prescriptive authority who
order or prescribe controlled substances shall attest, on forms provided
by the Board, to completing at least three additional contact hours
of continuing education related to prescribing controlled substances
within the preceding biennium.
(c) The continuing education requirements in subsection
(b) of this section shall be in addition to continuing education required
under Chapter 216 of this title (relating to Continuing Competency)