(a) Prescriptions authorized by a nurse-midwife must comply with all applicable state and federal laws; must be signed by the prescriber with the initials "C.N.M."; and must include the prescriber's identification number assigned by the board.
(b) Prescriptive authorization shall be terminated if the nurse-midwife has:
(1) Not maintained current authorization as a nurse-midwife; or
(2) Prescribed outside the nurse-midwife's scope of practice or has prescribed drugs for other than therapeutic purposes; or
(3) Has not filed verification of a collaborative agreement with the board.
(c) Prescriptive authority for a nurse-midwife must be renewed biennially. Documentation of eight contact hours of pharmacology during the previous two years must be submitted at the time of renewal.
(d) The board shall notify the board of pharmacy and the board of medicine within twenty-four hours after termination of, or change in, a nurse-midwife's prescriptive authority.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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