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PDFWAC 246-840-260

Continuing competency requirementsReactivation from inactive status.

(1) All nurses applying for reactivation must meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 4 and WAC 246-840-120.
(2) If a license is inactive 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 licensee cannot provide the evidence required in subsection (2) of this section, the nurse shall agree, on a 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 active nursing 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, § 246-840-260, filed 2/1/16, effective 3/3/16.]
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