The Board proposes the amendment of the rules to revise incorporated forms in the rules.  

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    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

    Board of Nursing

    RULE NOS.:RULE TITLES:

    64B9-3.002Qualifications for Examination

    64B9-3.008Licensure by Endorsement

    64B9-3.016Multi-State License Upgrade

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Board proposes the amendment of the rules to revise incorporated forms in the rules.

    SUMMARY: The incorporated forms will be revised.

    SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:

    The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the Agency.

    The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: During discussion of the economic impact of this rule at its Board meeting, the Board, based upon the expertise and experience of its members, determined that a Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC) was not necessary and that the rule will not require ratification by the Legislature. No person or interested party submitted additional information regarding the economic impact at that time.

    Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.

    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 456.013, 464.006, 464.009 FS.

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 456.013, 456.0135, 456.036(10), 456.0635, 456.0635(2), 464.0195(3), 464.008, 464.009, 464.0095, 464.0095,art.III(3)(d), FS.

    IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAR.

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Joe Baker, Jr., Executive Director, Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C02, Tallahassee, Florida 32399; Joe.Baker@flhealth.gov.

     

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

     

    64B9-3.002 Qualifications for Examination.

    An applicant seeking certification to take the licensure examination shall submit a completed Nursing Licensure by Examination Application, form number DH-MQA 1094, 08/19 12/18, hereby incorporated by reference, and may be obtained from http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-      10287, or Nursing Licensure by Re-Examination Application, form number DH-MQA 1120, 08/19 12/18, hereby incorporated by reference, and may be obtained from http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-        10288, demonstrating that he or she meets the qualifications prescribed by the Nurse Practice Act, chapter 464, F.S. These forms are also available from the Board office or on the Board’s website: http://floridasnursing.gov. The demonstration shall include:

    (1) through (3) No change.

    (4) If the applicant is a graduate of a foreign prelicensure education program not taught in English, or if English is not the applicant’s native language, successful completion of one of the following:

    (a) No change.

    (b) A minimum overall score of 55 with a minimum speaking score of 55 79% on the Michigan English Test Language Assessment Battery (MET) (LAB);

    (c) through (d) No change.

    Rulemaking Authority 456.013, 464.006 FS. Law Implemented 456.013, 456.0135, 464.0195(3), 456.0635, 464.008, 464.0095, art.III(3)(d) FS. History–New 4-27-80, Amended 3-16-81, 8-2-81, 7-11-83, Formerly 21O-8.21, Amended 3-3-87, 12-8-87, 6-8-88, Formerly 21O-8.021, Amended 1-30-94, Formerly 61F7-3.002, Amended 9-25-96, Formerly 59S-3.002, Amended 7-27-98, 4-19-00, 5-8-01, 9-23-03, 1-29-07, 11-22-07, 12-7-10, 6-13-17, 1-19-18, 3-3-19,           .

     

    64B9-3.008 Licensure by Endorsement.

    (1) An applicant for licensure by endorsement shall submit a completed Nursing Licensure by Endorsement Application, DH-MQA 1095, 08/19 12/18, incorporated herein by reference, and may be obtained from http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-      10289, or from the Board office or on the Board’s website: http://www.FloridasNursing.gov and verification of licensure forms from the original state or territory in which licensure was obtained and from a state or territory in which the applicant holds an active license, and pay the required fee.

    (2) through (4) No change.

    Rulemaking Authority 464.006, 464.009 FS. Law Implemented 464.0195(3), 464.009, 456.013, 456.036(10), 456.0635(2) FS. History–New 4-27-80, Amended 7-12-81, 7-11-83, 7-3-84, Formerly 21O-8.26, Amended 3-3-87, 12-8-87, 8-3-89, 11-19-91, Formerly 21O-8.026, Amended 9-7-93, Formerly 61F7-3.008, Amended 1-1-96, Formerly 59S-3.008, Amended 2-18-98, 5-8-01, 9-23-03, 5-3-16, 10-9-16, 1-19-18, 3-3-19,                     .

     

    64B9-3.016 Multi-State License Upgrade.

    Registered and practical nurses currently licensed in Florida may upgrade their licenses to include multi-state practice by submitting a Multi-State License Upgrade Application, Form DH-MQA 5024, 08/19 10/18 hereby incorporated by reference, and may be obtained from http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-         _________10290 or from the Board office or on the Board’s website: http://www.FloridasNursing.gov.

    Rulemaking Authority 456.013, 464.006 FS. Law Implemented 456.013, 456.0635, 464.0095 FS. History–New 1-19-18, Amended 3-3-19,             .

     

    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Board of Nursing

    NAME OF AGENCY HEAD WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Board of Nursing

    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: August 9, 2019

    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAR: October 23, 2019

Document Information

Comments Open:
11/12/2019
Summary:
The incorporated forms will be revised.
Purpose:
The Board proposes the amendment of the rules to revise incorporated forms in the rules.
Rulemaking Authority:
456.013, 464.006, 464.009 FS.
Law:
456.013, 456.0135, 456.036(10), 456.0635, 456.0635(2), 464.0195(3), 464.008, 464.009, 464.0095, 464.0095,art.III(3)(d), FS.
Contact:
Joe Baker, Jr., Executive Director, Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C02, Tallahassee, Florida 32399; Joe.Baker@flhealth.gov.
Related Rules: (3)
64B9-3.002. Qualifications for Examination
64B9-3.008. Licensure by Endorsement
64B9-3.016.