Laws and Rules/Chapters

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."

Nurse Practice Act (Statutes passed by the Maine State Legislature)


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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