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PDFWAC 246-840-250

Continuing competency requirementsReactivation from expired status.

(1) All nurses applying for reactivation must meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2 and WAC 246-840-111.
(2) If a license is expired for more than one year, the nurse must provide evidence of five hundred thirty-one hours of active nursing practice in any United States jurisdiction, and forty-five hours of continuing nursing education in the last three years.
(3) If the nurse cannot provide the evidence required in subsection (2) of this section, the nurse shall agree, on the form provided by the commission, to complete a minimum of one hundred seventy-seven hours of active nursing practice and fifteen hours of continuing nursing education within the first year following reactivation. The commission will conduct an audit at the end of the year to ensure compliance with the agreement.
(4) If the practice hours and continuing nursing education hours required in this section are not completed within one year of reactivation, the commission will refer the nurse for disciplinary action.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.110 and 43.70.442. WSR 16-04-097, § 246-840-250, filed 2/1/16, effective 3/3/16.]
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