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HOUSE BILL NO. 236
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H0236....................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
NURSES - Adds to existing law to govern the licensure of foreign educated
nurses; and to provide a specific application to Canadian educated nurses.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-seventh Legislature First Regular Session - 2003
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 236
BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO LICENSURE OF NURSES; AMENDING CHAPTER 14, TITLE 54, IDAHO CODE, BY
3 THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 54-1412A, IDAHO CODE, TO GOVERN LICENSURE OF
4 FOREIGN EDUCATED NURSES.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Chapter 14, Title 54, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
7 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
8 ignated as Section 54-1412A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
9 54-1412A. LICENSURE FOR FOREIGN EDUCATED NURSES. Foreign educated nurses
10 will be required to show evidence of having passed the commission on graduates
11 of foreign nursing schools screening examination prior to applying for licen-
12 sure in Idaho except Canadian educated nurses who graduated after 1966 from a
13 school approved by a Canadian province and who have also passed the Canadian
14 Nurses Association Testing Service (CNATS) examination in the English lan-
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Passage of this legislation will allow Canadian trained
nurses to apply for an Idaho License without having to sit
for a burdensome and expensive international nursing test.
Idaho currently has a severe nursing shortage and this
legislation will help Canadian trained nurses to more easily
acquire an Idaho nursing license.
There are no costs connected with this proposed legislation.
The board of nursing will simply change rules and or
policies to conform with this legislation.
Name: Robert Vande Merwe, Idaho Health Care Association
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