(1) Beginning January 1, 2014, if a license is inactive for less than three years to return to active status a registered nurse or practical nurse must:
(a) Meet the requirement of chapter 246-976
WAC, Part 4;
(b) Complete an attestation provided by the department indicating the intention to complete a minimum of one hundred seventy-seven practice hours of active nursing practice and fifteen continuing nursing education hours within the first year following reactivation.
(2) A nurse reactivating an inactive license following a period of less than three years will be audited and must provide documentation of completion of the one hundred seventy-seven active nursing practice hours and fifteen continuing nursing education hours upon renewal.
(3) If the practice hours and continuing nursing education hours required in subsection (1)(b) of this section are not completed within one year of reactivation a license will not be renewed without completion of a refresher course as outlined in WAC 246-840-130
(4) If a license has been inactive for three years or more the registered nurse or practical nurse must comply with the requirements under RCW 18.79.230
and WAC 246-840-120
(3) or (4).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.010 and 18.79.110. 10-24-047, § 246-840-205, filed 11/24/10, effective 1/1/11.]