An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Nursing..
AS 08.68.010 established the Board of Nurses, whose members are appointed by the governor, consist of one licensed practical nurse currently involved in institutional nursing service, one registered nurse engaged in baccalaureate nursing education, three registered nurses at large, and two persons with no direct financial interests in the healthcare industry. HB 74, if enacted would extend the board operation for another 4 years to June 30, 2007.
The board serves the public interest by establishing minimum education and work experience requirements that individuals must meet to become licensed nurses or certified nursing aides. The board further serves the public interest by investigating complaints against licensed professionals and taking disciplinary licensing action when appropriate.
The board has consistently proven to be efficient, and I therefore recommend that the Board of Nursing be extended to June 30, 2007, and urge you to vote for it's passage.