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NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF NURSING

Brief Description: The Board of Nursing proposes to update various regulations relating to initial licensure or certification requirements, courtesy license, and remove obsolete provisions.

The Board of Nursing (Board) proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 44 of the Alaska Administrative Code including the following:

  1. 12 AAC 44.290. Application for examination, is proposed to amend the licensure by examination requirements for nurse applicants that have been foreign educated as to what the English proficiency test requirements are for licensure.
  2. 12 AAC 44.305. License by endorsement, is proposed to amend the licensure by endorsement requirements for nurse applicants that have been foreign educated as to what the English proficiency test requirements are for licensure.
  3. 12 AAC 44.318. Courtesy license, is proposed to amend the courtesy licensure requirements.
  4. 12 AAC 44.400. Requirements for initial licensure, is proposed to amend the requirements for initial APRN applicants that have been foreign educated as to what the English proficiency test requirements are for licensure.
  5. 12 AAC 44.610. Continuing education requirements, is proposed to remove the requirement for the board to maintain a list of accrediting agencies for continuing education contact hours and the need for individual agency approval.
  6. 12 AAC 44.800. Certification by examination, is proposed to amend the certification by examination requirements for CNA applicants that have been foreign educated as to what the English proficiency test requirements are for certification.
  7. 12 AAC 44.805. Certification by endorsement, is proposed to amend the certification by endorsement requirements for CNA applicants that have been foreign educated as to what the English proficiency test requirements are for certification.
  8. 12 AAC 44.858. Training program pass rate, is proposed to remove a particular company who publishes the CNA programs annual pass rate report to the board who are not presently providing the information to the board.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK  99811-0806. Additionally, the Board will accept comments by facsimile at (907) 465-2974 and by electronic mail at RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov. Comments may also be submitted through the Alaska Online Public Notice System by accessing this notice on the system at http://notice.alaska.gov/199370, and using the comment link. The comments must be received not later than 4:30 p.m. on October 8, 2020. Comments received after this deadline will not be considered by the Board.

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK  99811-0806 or by e-mail at RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The Board will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and on the Board’s website at https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofNursing.aspx. The Board may, but is not required to, answer written questions received after the 10-day cut-off date and before the end of the comment period.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Jun Maiquis at (907) 465-2537 or RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov not later than October 1, 2020 to ensure that any necessary accommodation can be provided.

A copy of the proposed regulation changes is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and by contacting Jun Maiquis at (907) 465-2537 or RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov, or go to https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/NUR-0920.pdf.

After the public comment period ends, the Board will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action. The language of the final regulation may be different from that of the proposed regulation. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected. Written comments and questions received are public records and are subject to public inspection.

Statutory Authority: AS 08.01.062; AS 08.68.100; AS 08.68.170; AS 08.68.190; AS 08.68.200; AS 08.68.270; AS 08.68.275; AS 08.68.276; AS 08.68.330; AS 08.68.331; AS 08.68.334; AS 08.68.850
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 08.01.062; AS 08.68.100; AS 08.68.170; AS 08.68.190; AS 08.68.200; AS 08.68.270; AS 08.68.275; AS 08.68.276; AS 08.68.330; AS 08.68.331; AS 08.68.334; AS 08.68.850

Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

DATE: 9/3/2020
Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

For each occupation regulated under the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, the Division keeps a list of individuals or organizations who are interested in the regulations of that occupation. The Division automatically sends a Notice of Proposed Regulations to the parties on the appropriate list each time there is a proposed change in an occupation's regulations in Title 12 of the Alaska Administrative Code. If you would like your address added to or removed from such a list, send your request to the Division at the address above, giving your name, either your e-mail address or mailing address (as you prefer for receiving notices), and the occupational area in which you are interested.

 

ADDITIONAL REGULATION NOTICE INFORMATION
(AS 44.62.190(d))

1.   Adopting agency: Board of Nursing – Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.

2.   General subject of regulation: Initial licensure or certification requirements, courtesy license, continuing education, and CNA training program pass rate.

3.   Citation of regulation: 12 AAC 44.290, 12 AAC 44.305, 12 AAC 44.318, 12 AAC 44.400, 12 AAC 44.610, 12 AAC 44.800, 12 AAC 44.805, and 12 AAC 44.858.

4.   Department of Law file number: To be assigned.

5.   Reason for the proposed action: Update and clarification of current regulations; compliance with state statute.

6.   Appropriation/Allocation: Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing – #2360.

7.   Estimated annual cost to comply with the proposed action to:
        A private person: None known.  
        Another state agency: None known.
        A municipality: None known.

8.   Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding (in thousands of dollars): 
        No costs are expected in FY 2021 or in subsequent years.

9.   The name of the contact person for the regulation:
    
Lisa Maroney, Licensing Supervisor
        Alaska Board of Nursing
        Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
        Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
        Telephone: (907) 269-8892
        E-mail: lisa.maroney@alaska.gov

10.   The origin of the proposed action: Board of Nursing.

11.   Date: 9/3/2020
Prepared by: Jun Maiquis
                     Regulations Specialist

                                                                                   

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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Regulations
Sub-Category: Notice of Proposed Regulations
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
 
Publish Date: 9/3/2020
Archive Date: 10/9/2020
 
Events/Deadlines:
  • Comments Deadline
    10/8/2020 4:30pm