935 CMR 501.007 - Registration of Certifying Certified Nurse Practitioners

(1) A Certifying CNP who wishes to issue a Written Certification for a Qualifying Patient shall have at least one established place of practice in Massachusetts and shall hold:
(a) An active full license, with no prescribing restriction, to practice nursing in Massachusetts;
(b) A board authorization by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing to practice as a CNP; and
(c) A Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration from the DPH.
(2) To register as a Certifying CNP, a CNP shall submit, in a form and manner determined by the Commission, the Certifying CNP's:
(a) Full name and business address;
(b) License number issued by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing;
(c) Board Authorization by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing;
(d) Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration number;
(e) An attestation by the supervising physician for the CNP that the CNP is certifying patients for medical use of Marijuana pursuant to the mutually agreed upon guidelines between the CNP and physician supervising the CNP's prescriptive practice; and
(f) Any other information required by the Commission.
(3) Once registered by the Commission, a Certifying CNP will retain indefinitely a registration to certify a Debilitating Medical Condition for a Qualifying Patient, unless:
(a) The CNP's license to practice nursing in Massachusetts is suspended, revoked, or restricted with regard to prescribing, or the CNP has voluntarily agreed not to practice nursing in Massachusetts;
(b) The CNP's Board Authorization to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Massachusetts is suspended, revoked or restricted with regard to prescribing;
(c) The CNP's Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration is suspended or revoked;
(d) The CNP has fraudulently issued a Written Certification of a Debilitating Medical Condition;
(e) The CNP has certified a Qualifying Patient for a Debilitating Medical Condition without appropriate completion of continuing professional development credits pursuant to 935 CMR 501.010(1); or
(f) The CNP surrenders his or her registration.
(4) After registering, a Certifying CNP is responsible for notifying the Commission, in a form and manner determined by the Commission, within five business days after any changes to the CNP's information including, but not limited to, changes to his or her supervising physician.

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935 CMR 501.007
Adopted by Mass Register Issue 1380, eff. 12/23/2018. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1403, eff. 11/1/2019. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1434, eff. 1/8/2021. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1441, eff. 1/8/2021.

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