An advanced practice registered nurse who applies for authorization to prescribe drugs shall:
(a) Be licensed and certified in West Virginia as an advanced practice registered nurse;
(b) Not be less than eighteen years of age;
(c) Provide the board with evidence of successful completion of forty-five contact hours of education in pharmacology and clinical management of drug therapy under a program approved by the board, fifteen hours of which shall be completed within the two- year period immediately before the date of application;
(d) Provide the board with evidence that he or she is a person of good moral character and not addicted to alcohol or the use of controlled substances; and
(e) Submit a completed, notarized application to the board, accompanied by a fee as established by the board by rule.
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