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H0694.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE NURSING LICENSES - Amends existing law relating to the Idaho Board of Nursing to require applicants for original licensure and for license reinstatement to submit to criminal background checks. 02/13 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/16 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel 02/23 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/24 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/26 3rd rdg - PASSED - 63-3-4 AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Robison, Sali, Sayler, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills NAYS -- Barrett, Kulczyk, Wood Absent and excused -- Lake, Rydalch, Schaefer, Mr. Speaker Floor Sponsor - Henbest Title apvd - to Senate 02/27 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel 03/12 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/15 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/19 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0 AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett(Maxand), Burtenshaw, Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Noh, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Brandt Title apvd - to House 03/20 To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed 03/22 To Governor 03/23 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 268 Effective: 07/01/04
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 694 BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO THE IDAHO BOARD OF NURSING; AMENDING SECTION 54-1401, IDAHO CODE, 3 TO REQUIRE APPLICANTS FOR ORIGINAL LICENSURE AND FOR LICENSE REINSTATEMENT 4 TO SUBMIT TO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. 5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 SECTION 1. That Section 54-1401, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 7 amended to read as follows: 8 54-1401. PURPOSE -- LICENSE REQUIRED -- REPRESENTATION TO THE PUBLIC. In 9 order to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare, it is in the public 10 interest to regulate and control nursing in the state of Idaho, to promote 11 quality health care services, to prohibit unqualified and dishonest persons 12 from practicing nursing, and to protect against acts or conduct which may 13 endanger the health and safety of the public. 14 (1) License required. It shall be unlawful for any person to practice 15 nursing or offer to practice nursing unless that person is duly licensed pur- 16 suant to this act. 17 (2) Representation to the public. Only a person who holds a valid and 18 current license to practice professional nursing in this state or a party 19 state pursuant to sections 54-1409 and 54-1418, Idaho Code, may use the title 20 "nurse," "registered nurse," "graduate nurse" or "professional nurse" or the 21 abbreviation "R.N." or any other designations, titles or abbreviations to 22 indicate that the person is practicing nursing in this state. Only a person 23 who holds a valid and current license to practice practical nursing in this 24 state or a party state pursuant to sections 54-1407 and 54-1418, Idaho Code, 25 may use the title "nurse," "licensed practical nurse," or the abbreviation 26 "L.P.N." or any other designations, titles or abbreviations to indicate that 27 the person is practicing nursing in this state. 28 (3) On and after July 1, 2005, all applicants for original licensure and 29 for license reinstatement will be required to submit to a fingerprint-based 30 criminal history check of the Idaho central criminal database and the federal 31 bureau of investigation criminal history database. Each applicant for original 32 licensure and for license reinstatement must submit a full set of the 33 applicant's fingerprints and any relevant fees directly to the Idaho state 34 police and the federal bureau of investigation identification division for 35 this purpose.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 13455C1 The purpose of this legislation is to amend existing law to require that all applicants for original licensure and applicants for license reinstatement submit to criminal background checks. This legislation amends existing law in order to comply with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) requirement, Pub. L. 92-544, which requires state agencies desiring to utilize criminal background checks to have authority to do so set forth specifically in statute, not in rule. FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund. The fiscal impact to the Board of Nursing dedicated fund includes costs related to personnel, operating, and capital. The Board anticipates the need for 2.0 additional FTEs to manage processes related to administration, investigation, and discipline for the 1,500 initial and reinstating licensees who will annually provide criminal background information. The Board estimates one-time start-up costs for equipment and furnishings and ongoing costs for personnel salaries and benefits and program operation and administration. Total estimated impact: $14,000 one-time; $80,000/year ongoing. CONTACT Name: Sandra Evans Agency: Board of Nursing Phone: 334-3110 ext 26 Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact H 694