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02-380
State Board of Nursing

2003-2004 Regulatory Agenda

UMBRELLA UNIT NUMBER: 02-380
AGENCY NAME: State Board of Nursing

CONTACT PERSON: Myra A. Broadway, J.D., M.S., R.N., Executive Director, 158 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0158. Tel: (207) 287-1133, myraabroadway@maine.gov


EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2003-2004 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Requirements for Licensure As A Registered Professional Nurse
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Section 2153-A(1)
PURPOSE: To further define requirements for licensure by examination and endorsement and renewal procedures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: May, 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensed Nurses

CHAPTER 2: Requirements for Licensure As A Licensed Practical Nurse
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Section 2153-A(1)
PURPOSE: To further define requirements for licensure by examination and endorsement and renewal procedures.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: May, 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensed Nurses

CHAPTER 4: Rules Relating to Disciplinary Action and Violations of Law
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. SECTION 2153-A(1)
PURPOSE: Chapter 4 will be amended to amend disciplinary process and further define unprofessional conduct.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: June, 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensed Nurses

CHAPTER 5: Regulations Relating to Training Programs and Delegation by Registered Professional Nurses of Selected Nursing Tasks to Certified Nursing Assistants
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Section 2153-A(1)
PURPOSE: Chapter 5 will be amended to update regulations relating to training programs and delegation of selected nursing tasks.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to April, 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensed Nurses
Certified Nursing Assistants

CHAPTER 6: Regulations Relating to Coordination and Oversight of Patient Care Services by Unlicensed Health Care Assistive Personnel
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Section 2153-A(1)
PURPOSE: Chapter 6 will be amended to clarify coordination and oversight.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: June, 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensed Nurses
Unlicensed Assistive Personnel

CHAPTER 7: Standards for Educational Programs in Nursing
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Section 2153-A(1)
PURPOSE: Chapter 7 will be amended to clarify definition of nursing faculty
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to June, 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensed Nurses


CHAPTER 8: Rules Relating to Advanced Practice Registered Nursing
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Section 2102(2-A)(B) and (C) and Section 2153-A(1)
PURPOSE: Chapter 8 will be amended to revise the requirements for approval and continuing approval for nurses in advanced practice.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to May, 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

CHAPTER 10: Regulations Relating to Administration of Intravenous Therapy by Licensed Nurses
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. Section 2153-A(1)
PURPOSE: Chapter 10 will be amended to clarify standards of current practice in intravenous therapy and to clarify requirements for course approval.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULED: Prior to April, 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensed Nurses

CHAPTER 11: Regulations Relating to the Nurse Licensure Compact
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. Section 8003 Subsection 5(F) (PL 687, 1999)
32 M.R.S.A. Section 2153-A(1)
PURPOSE: Chapter 11 will be amended to clarify guidelines for mutual recognition of compact states and to provide for mutual recognition of nurses in advanced practice.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: June, 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensed Nurses


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