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Emergency Rule for Limited Prescriptive Authority

The following emergency rule is EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016:

Limited Prescriptive Authority for Nurses in Advanced Practice, Series 8

This Rule changes prescriptive authority writing privileges in West Virginia for advanced practice registered professional nurses.

Please click the link below to see the entire Emergency Rule:
Please Note the following pertaining to the rule that is linked to the Secretary of State’s website:

  • When there is a strike through in the rule it means the section is NO LONGER a part of the rule and NO LONGER required.
  • When there is an underline in the rule it means it is a NEW section  and IS REQUIRED.

This emergency rule will remain in effect until the legislature passes the legislative rule during the upcoming legislative session. You will be notified when this occurs.
Please email questions regarding the rule by putting “Prescriptive Authority Question” in the subject line of the email and send the question to:
Thank you,
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses


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