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10.27.12.00.htm 10.27.12.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 27 BOARD OF NURSING Chapter 12 Nurse Psychotherapists in Independent Practice ― Clinical Nurse Specialists Authority: Health Occupations Article, §8-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.27.12.01.htm 10.27.12.01. 01 Exclusion from Regulations.. Nothing in this chapter shall be applicable to or restrict or limit a registered nurse from performing those functions which constitute the practice of registered nursing as defined by law.
10.27.12.02.htm 10.27.12.02. 02 Definitions.. A. The following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) means a registered nurse who is certified by the Board as:a) A certified nurse midwife (CNM). b) A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). c) A certified nurse practitioner (CRNP) or. d) A clinical nurse specialist (CNS). 2) "Board" means the Maryland Board of Nursing.. 3) “Certification” means the permission to practic
10.27.12.03.htm 10.27.12.03. 03 Certification.. An applicant for certification to practice as a PMH/APRN in independent practice shall:. A. Hold a current Maryland license in good standing to practice registered nursing or a multistate licensure privilege to practice registered nursing;B. Have graduated from a Board-approved graduate level education program for clinical nurse specialists in psychiatric mental health nursing at the Masters’ level or higher that is accredited by a national accrediting body re
10.27.12.04.htm 10.27.12.04. 04 Practice Before Maryland Certification.. A. A registered nurse who meets the qualifications to sit for a national certifying examination acceptable to the Board or who has taken that examination and is waiting for the results, may practice in this State as a PMH/APRN graduate if the:1) Practice is under the supervision of a Maryland certified PMH/APRN who shall be readily available to the PMH/APRN graduate;2) Supervising PMH/APRN agrees in a written superv
10.27.12.05.htm 10.27.12.05. 05 Scope of Practice.. The PMH/APRN may perform independently, autonomously, and in a variety of settings, the following functions:A. Establish a mental health diagnosis;. B. Evaluate and manage psychobiological intervention;. C. Provide individual therapy;. D. Provide group therapy;. E. Provide family therapy;. F. Provide any therapy which purpose is to:. 1) Effect change in the client in an attempt to alleviate emotional disturbances,.
10.27.12.06.htm 10.27.12.06. 06 Standards of Practice.. A. Advanced practice skills shall be utilized in the collection of relevant data to comprehensively assess the client's mental health.B. Assessment data shall be analyzed in determining diagnosis.. C. A plan of care shall be developed and implemented that outlines treatment to attain expected outcomes.D. Individual, group, and family psychotherapy, child psychotherapy, behavioral care, case management, and other therapeutic treatments shall be utili
10.27.12.07.htm 10.27.12.07. 07 Renewal of Maryland Certification.. A. Certification as a PMH/APRN expires at the same time as the license to practice registered nursing.B. Before a PMH/APRN’s certification expires, the PMH/APRN may renew the certification biennially if the PMH/APRN:1) Is otherwise entitled to be certified;. 2) Submits to the Board:. a) Documentation of a current national certification as a PMH/APRN from a national certifying body recognized by the Board; and
10.27.12.08.htm 10.27.12.08. 08 Unlawful Practices.. A. Unless authorized to practice under this chapter, an individual may not use the words “advanced practice registered nurse/psychiatric mental health” “nurse psychotherapist” “psychiatric mental health/advanced practice registered nurse” or any other words, letters, or symbols with the intent to represent that the individual is a psychiatric-mental health/advanced practice registered nurse.B. An individual certified under this chapter is s
10.27.12.9999.htm 10.27.12.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 25, 1990 (17:12 Md. R. 1494). Regulation .07C adopted effective August 1, 1994 (21:15 Md. R. 1306) ―. Chapter revised effective June 26, 2000 (27:12 Md. R. 1140). Regulation .02B amended effective July 2, 2018 (45:13 Md. R. 667). Regulation .03 amended effective July 2, 2018 (45:13 Md. R. 667). Regulation .03B, C amended effective October 17, 2011 (38:21 Md. R. 1279). Regulation .04 amended effective July 2, 2018 (45:13 Md. R. 667).
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