LEGAL RECOGNITION


§ 21.261. Use of title; authorization to practice.

 (a)  A professional nurse who has satisfactorily met the requirements set forth in the act and this subchapter and holds current certification as a CRNP or whose certification is maintained on inactive status may use the designation CRNP.

 (b)  The Board will identify the specialty in which a CRNP is certified on the certification issued to the CRNP.

 (c)  Only an individual who holds current active certification may practice or offer to practice as a CRNP in this Commonwealth.

 (d)  A professional nurse may not practice or offer to practice as a CRNP in a specialty in this Commonwealth during the time the professional nurse’s certification in that specialty or the professional nurse’s RN license is inactive, lapsed or expired. A professional nurse may not practice or offer to practice as a CRNP in this Commonwealth if the professional nurse’s certification or RN license is revoked or suspended.

Source

   The provisions of this §  21.261 adopted July 22, 1977, effective July 23, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 2063; amended December 11, 2009, effective December 12, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 6994. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (335545).



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