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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/psychiatric mental health (APRN/PMH) means a registered nurse certified by the Board to autonomously and independently engage in activities authorized by this chapter.2) "Board" means the Maryland Board of Nursing.. 3) "Mental health diagnosis" means the identification of a potential or an actual alteration in an individual's mental health status.
10.27.12.03.htm 10.27.12.03. 03 Certification.. An applicant for certification to practice as an APRN/PMH in independent practice shall:. A. Be a registered nurse currently licensed in Maryland;. B. Have:. 1) Until June 30, 2012, a master's or higher degree; or. 2) After June 30, 2012, a master’s or higher degree in psychiatric mental health nursing or, in the judgment of the Board, an equivalent master’s or higher degree;C. Hold current certification as a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric
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 an APRN/PMH graduate if the:1) Practice is under the supervision of a Maryland certified APRN/PMH who shall be readily available to the APRN/PMH graduate;2) Supervising APRN/PMH agrees on a written superv
10.27.12.05.htm 10.27.12.05. 05 Scope of Practice.. The APRN/PHM 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 an APRN/PMH expires at the same time as the license to practice registered nursing.B. In order to renew the certification, the APRN/PMH shall:. 1) Complete an application form approved by the Board;. 2) Pay a fee established by the Board in COMAR 10.27.01; and. 3) Demonstrate that the APRN/PMH is certified as required in Regulation .03 of this chapter.. C. The Board shall maintain an up-to-date list of
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" or any other words, letters, or symbols with the intent to represent that the individual is an advanced practice registered nurse/psychiatric-mental health.B. An individual certified under this chapter is subject to the disciplinary sanctions set forth in Health Occupations Articl
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 .03B, C amended effective October 17, 2011 (38:21 Md. R. 1279).
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