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Board of Nursing Laws and Rules

Statutory Authority for the Board of Nursing is 32 MRSA Chapter 31. "The mission of the Board of Nursing is to protect the public health and welfare in the area of nursing practice."

Rules for State Board of Nursing (Ch.2, Sec. 380)Chapters available for downloading are highlighted. All chapters for this Department are formatted in Microsoft Word

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Ch. 3

General Requirements Relating to Licensure

Ch. 4

Disciplinary Action and Violations of Law

Ch. 5

Regulations Relating to Training Programs and Delegation by Registered Professional Nurses of Selected Nursing Tasks to Certified Nursing Assistants

Ch. 6

Regulations Relating to Coordination and Oversight of Patient Care Services by Unlicensed Health Care Assistive Personnel

Ch. 7

Standards for Educational Programs in Nursing

Ch. 8

Regulations Relating to Advanced Practice Registered Nursing

Ch. 9

Advisory Rulings

Ch. 10

Administration of Intravenous Therapy by Licensed Nurses

Ch. 11

Regulations Relating to the Nurse Licensure Compact

Ch. 21 Use of Controlled Substances For Treatment of Pain