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     Idaho Statutes

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54-1404.  Board of nursing — Powers and duties. The board shall have all powers and duties necessary and incident to regulation of nursing and to enforcement of this chapter including, but not limited to, the power and duty:
(1)  To regulate individuals designated as certified medication assistants;
(2)  To license qualified persons for practice of nursing in Idaho; to renew licenses; to limit, restrict, amend, deny, suspend or revoke licenses; and to accept the voluntary surrender of a license;
(3)  To establish alternatives to formal disciplinary action, including a practice remediation program to educate and remediate nurses as a result of nursing practice deficiencies;
(4)  To establish standards, criteria, conditions and requirements for licensure and to investigate and determine eligibility and qualifications for licensure and to administer examinations for licensure;
(5)  To establish standards of conduct and practice and to regulate the use of titles, abbreviations and designations for the practice of nursing;
(6)  To establish standards, criteria, and requirements for curricula for nursing education programs and to evaluate, survey, review and approve nursing education programs subject to the provisions of section 54-1406, Idaho Code;
(7)  To evaluate continuing competency of persons licensed pursuant to this chapter and to develop standards which will advance the competency of licensees in accordance with developing scientific understanding and methods relating to the practice of nursing;
(8)  To receive and collect license and renewal fees assessed pursuant to this chapter and to assess, receive and collect additional reasonable fees for the administration of examinations, investigations and evaluations of applicants, issuance of temporary licenses, duplication and verification of records, surveying and evaluating nursing education programs, and administrative fines not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) for each count or separate offense of practicing nursing without current licensure, to be deposited in the state board of nursing account in the manner provided by this chapter;
(9)  To maintain a record of board proceedings, annually report to the governor and maintain a public register of names and addresses of licensed nurses;
(10) To enter into interstate compacts, contracts or agreements to facilitate the practice and regulation of nursing in this state;
(11) To evaluate and develop, or to enter into contracts or agreements with others to evaluate and develop, the education, distribution and availability of the nursing workforce for the purpose of improving the delivery of quality health care;
(12) To make, adopt and publish rules pursuant to chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the provisions and purposes of this chapter.

[54-1404, added 1977, ch. 132, sec. 2, p. 282; am. 1984, ch. 57, sec. 2, p. 102; am. 1995, ch. 351, sec. 1, p. 1163; am. 1998, ch. 118, sec. 3, p. 440; am. 2001, ch. 76, sec. 1, p. 184; am. 2007, ch. 139, sec. 1, p. 402; am. 2012, ch. 139, sec. 1, p. 366; am. 2012, ch. 140, sec. 1, p. 367; am. 2016, ch. 341, sec. 2, p. 966; am. 2021, ch. 221, sec. 5, p. 611.]

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