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PDFWAC 246-840-125

Retired active credential.

(1) A registered or licensed practical nurse may place their credential in "retired active" status by meeting the requirements of this section.
(2) A registered or licensed practical nurse who holds a retired active credential may only practice in intermittent or emergent circumstances.
(a) Intermittent means the registered or licensed practical nurse will practice no more than ninety days a year.
(b) Emergent means the registered or licensed practical nurse will practice only in emergency circumstances such as earthquakes, floods, times of declared war, or other states of emergency.
(3) To obtain a retired active credential a registered or a licensed practical nurse must:
(a) Meet the requirements in WAC 246-12-120.
(b) Pay the appropriate fee in WAC 246-840-990.
(4) To renew a retired active credential the registered nurse or licensed practical nurse must:
(a) Meet the requirements in WAC 246-12-130. The retired active credential fee is in WAC 246-840-990.
(b) Have completed forty-five hours of continuing nursing education every three years in compliance with WAC 246-840-220 (2)(b). Education may include CPR and first aid.
(c) Demonstrate they have practiced at least ninety-six hours every three years. Practice may be paid or volunteer, but must require nursing knowledge or a nursing license.
(d) Renew their retired active credential every year on their birthday.
(5) To return to active status the registered or licensed practical nurse must:
(a) Meet the requirements in WAC 246-12-140. The active renewal fee is in WAC 246-840-990.
(b) Meet the continuing competency requirements in WAC 246-840-230 (5)(d).
(6) A registered or licensed practical nurse who holds a retired active credential is subject to a continuing competency audit as outlined in WAC 246-840-220, 246-840-230, and 246-840-240.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.110 and 43.70.442. WSR 16-04-097, § 246-840-125, filed 2/1/16, effective 3/3/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.130.250 and 18.79.110. WSR 14-02-026, § 246-840-125, filed 12/20/13, effective 1/20/14.]
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