Schedule II (Medications Containing Hydrocodone only) Controlled Substance Prescriptive Authority

Effective August 28, 2015, section 334.104.2 RSMo will permit APRNs in a collaborative practice arrangement with a physician to prescribe only medications containing Hydrocodone from Schedule II if delegated in the arrangement. The prescription is limited to a 120 hour supply without refill just like the Schedule III. Directions on what the APRN must do in order to exercise this new authority can be found here.

Missouri Health Professionals Registry

The Department of Health and Senior Services recently launched the online version of its Missouri Health Professionals Registry. The registry will help to improve Missouri's health care system for nurses and patients across the state. Your input will allow the state to learn where nurses and other health professionals are practicing in Missouri today and where the need will be tomorrow. The registry will also help reveal education and resource needs of Missouri nurses so that you can continue to grow in your careers. The Board of Nursing encourages you to register today!

License Suspension Due to Tax Compliance Law 324.010, RSMo

All persons applying for or renewing licenses with the Division of Professional Registration are required to have paid all state income taxes, and to have filed all necessary state income tax returns for the preceding three years. Discipline (including suspension due to the tax compliance law) may be found on each individual's record using the Licensee Search link located above or by searching at

Veterans - learn about reimbursement for your licensing examination fees.

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