S.F. No. 1055 makes technical and minor changes to the Board of Nursing.
Section 1 (148.191, subdivision 2) removes obsolete language relating to the adoption of rules. This section also authorizes the Board of Nursing to accept and expend grants and gifts for the purposes consistent with the board’s role and statutory authority. It also authorizes the Board to accept registration fees for meetings and conferences.
Section 2 (148.211, subdivision 1), for purposes of obtaining a license by examination, an applicant must present the Board with evidence of completion of a nursing education program that was conducted in English and approved by the Board. This section also requires an applicant who graduated from a nursing program in Quebec to satisfy the requirements that applicants are required to satisfy when the nursing program they graduated from was outside of the United States or Canada (excludes Quebec).
Section 3 (148.212, subdivision 1) modifies the requirements for a temporary permit to practice.
Section 4 (148.231) makes a number of technical changes. Removes the penalty fee for any application applied to registration renewal received after the required date.
Section 5 (148.242) states that the fees paid to the Board are nonrefundable and are to be deposited in the state government special revenue fund.
Section 6 (148.243) establishes the fees paid to the Board in statute.
Section 7 repeals section 148.211, subdivision 2a (License recognition for nurses from border states) and rules that establish fees.