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SENATE BILL NO. 1475, As Amended in the House – Nursing Bd, members, education

SENATE BILL NO. 1475, As Amended in the House

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S1475aaH..............................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
NURSING BOARD - Amends existing law to strike specific educational
requirements for individuals appointed to the Board of Nursing.
02/18    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/21    Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
02/23    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/24    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/25    3rd rdg - PASSED - 32-0-3
      AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Crow,
      Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Hawkins, Ingram, Keough,
      King-Barrutia, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry, Richardson, Riggs, Risch,
      Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Walton,
      Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams
      Absent and excused--Danielson, Davis, Ipsen
    Floor Sponsor - Crow
    Title apvd - to House
02/28    House intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
03/23    Rpt out - to Gen Ord
03/27    Rpt out amen - to 1st rdg as amen
03/28    1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen
03/29    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen
03/30    3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 53-0-17
      AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Callister,
      Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth,
      Field(20), Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest,
      Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones(Jones), Judd, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz,
      Loertscher, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss,
      Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Schaefer,
      Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Trail, Wheeler,
      Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Barrett, Bruneel, Crow, Cuddy, Field(13),
      Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Kellogg, Lake, Linford, Mader, Moyle,
      Ridinger, Sellman, Taylor, Tilman
    Floor Sponsor - Henbest
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/31    Senate concurred in House amens - to engros
04/03    Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen
04/04    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen
    Ret'd to Health/Wel

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-fifth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2000
                                       IN THE SENATE
                       SENATE BILL NO. 1475, As Amended in the House
                              BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        SECTION 1.  That Section 54-1403, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:
  8        54-1403.  BOARD  OF  NURSING. (1) Appointment, Removal and Term of Office.
  9    There is hereby created within the department of self-governing  agencies  the
 10    board of nursing for the state of Idaho composed of nine (9) members appointed
 11    by the governor. Membership of the board shall consist of the following:
 12        (a)  Five  (5) persons licensed to practice professional nursing in Idaho,
 13        of whom three (3) shall be educated at the associate degree level provided
 14        that one (1) of these may be a diploma nurse, and two (2) of whom shall be
 15        educated at the baccalaureate, master's or doctoral level  including,  but
 16        not limited to, persons educated with an associate degree or baccalaureate
 17        degree in nursing;
 18        (b)  Two (2) persons licensed to practice practical nursing in Idaho;
 19        (c)  One (1) person licensed as an advanced practice nurse; and
 20        (d)  One (1) person who is a lay person to health care occupations.
 21    In  making  appointments  to  the  board,  consideration shall be given to the
 22    board's responsibility in areas of education  and  practice.  Members  of  the
 23    board  of  nursing  and  of the advisory council for licensed practical nurses
 24    holding office under prior law on the effective date of this act  shall  serve
 25    as  members  of  the board created herein until expiration of their respective
 26    terms and, as those terms expire or become vacant, the governor shall  appoint
 27    such  other  persons as will constitute a complete board as herein prescribed.
 28    The two (2) members appointed to reach the  full  membership  provided  herein
 29    shall  be  persons  licensed  to practice professional nursing educated at the
 30    associate degree level. Persons may be reappointed to the  board  so  long  as
 31    they  meet  the  qualifications  of the position to which they were originally
 32    appointed. In the event that a member has attained  an  additional  degree  of
 33    education,  they may not be reappointed to represent the board position desig-
 34    nated for another specific degree of education. Upon expiration of any term or
 35    creation of any vacancy, the board shall notify the governor thereof, who then
 36    shall make such appointment or fill  such  vacancy  within  sixty  (60)  days.
 37    Appointments  shall  be  for  terms  of  four (4) years except appointments to
 38    vacancies which shall be for the unexpired term being filled. No member  shall
 39    be  appointed  for  more  than  three  (3) consecutive terms. The governor may
 40    remove any member from the board for neglect of any duty required  by  law  or
 41    for incompetency or unprofessional or dishonorable conduct.
 42        (2)  Qualifications  of  Members.  No  person is qualified for appointment
 43    hereunder unless that person is a citizen of the United States and a  resident
  1    of  the state of Idaho. Members required to be licensed hereunder shall not be
  2    qualified for appointment to the board unless actively engaged in  some  field
  3    of  nursing  in  Idaho  at the time of appointment. No person is qualified for
  4    appointment as the lay member of the board if the  person  or  his  spouse  is
  5    licensed  in any health occupation; is an employee, officer or agent of or has
  6    any financial interest in any health care facility, institution,  or  associa-
  7    tion or any insurance company authorized to  underwrite health care insurance;
  8    or  is  engaged in the governance and administration of any health care facil-
  9    ity, institution or association.
 10        (3)  Conduct of Business. The board shall meet at such times  as  required
 11    to conduct the business of the board and shall annually elect from its members
 12    a  chairman,  vice  chairman and such other officers as may be desirable. Five
 13    (5) members shall constitute a quorum and the vote of a  majority  of  members
 14    present at a meeting wherein a quorum is present shall determine the action of
 15    the  board.  Each member of the board shall be compensated as provided by sec-
 16    tion 59-509(h), Idaho Code.
 17        SECTION 2.  An emergency existing  therefor,  which  emergency  is  hereby
 18    declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
 19    passage and approval.


  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-fifth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2000
                                                     Moved by    Henbest             
                                                     Seconded by Bieter              
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                              HOUSE AMENDMENT TO S.B. NO. 1475
  1                                AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1
  2        On page 1 of the printed bill,  in  line  15,  following  "level"  insert:
  3    "including,  but  not limited to, persons educated with an associate degree or
  4    baccalaureate degree in nursing".

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                       RS 10053 
     The purpose of this legislation is to clarify the composition of the Board of
     Nursing. Current language is confusing, cumbersome, and, in at least one case,
                     FISCAL NOTE 
     This legislation has no impact on the general fund, the Board of Nursing budget,
     or on any associated fees. 
               CONTACT:  Senator Gordon Crow
               Room 434 
               (208) 332-1330 
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