Don Katz; Janet Janes
(937) 254-7157; (419) 385-7367
Registered Nurse First Assistants (RNFAs)
Ohio Administrative Code. 4723 – Ohio Board of Nursing, Chapter 4723-4 Standards of Practice Relative to Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurse, 4723-4-03 Standards Relating to Competent Practice as a Registered Nurse. (D) A registered nurse may provide nursing care which is beyond basic nursing preparation for a registered nurse, provided: (1) The nurse obtains appropriate education which emanates from a recognized body of knowledge relative to the nursing care to be provided; (2) The nurse demonstrates appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide the nursing care; (3) The nurse maintains documentation satisfactory to the board of meeting the requirements set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of this rule; (4) When the nursing care to be provided is in accordance with division (B)(5) of section 4723.01 of the Revised Code, the nurse has a specific current order from an individual who is authorized to practice in this state and is acting within the course of the individual’s professional practice; and (5) The nursing care does not involve a function or procedure which is prohibited by any other law or rule."
Would require hospitals and ambulatory surgical facilities to hire only certified surgical technologists, unless the surgical technologist was trained in the military or works for the federal government; Contains a grandfathering provision
Surgical Assistants/Surgical Technologists
10/23/13: To Senate committee on Medicaid, Health and Human Services