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Maryland Board of Nursing 
Mary Kay Goetter, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Director
Nancy D. Adams, MBA, RN, President

Nurse Practice Act & Regulations

Effective January 27, 2012:  Please be advised that the disclosure of your Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number is mandatory in order to process your application.

Any license or certificate application(s) received at the Maryland Board of Nursing without either a Social Security Number (SSN) or Federal Tax ID Number WILL NOT be processed.  Applications without these numbers are incomplete.

The Board is required by federal and Maryland law to collect this information for the following purposes:
  • Verification of identity with respect to final adverse actions related to your license or certificate (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7e(b))
  • Administration of the Child Support Enforcement Program (Md. Family Law Code Ann., 10-119.3)
  • Identification by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation of new businesses in Maryland (Md. Health Occ. Code Ann., 1-210)
Please understand that if the Board receives your application, but it is incomplete because there is NO Social Security Number or Federal Tax ID Number, your application WILL NOT be processed and WILL BE returned to you.

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Maryland Nurse Practice Act

Maryland laws and regulations can be found in your local court library and often in your local public library or on the internet. As of January 2010, the Board will no longer offer the annually updated print copy of the Practice Act. The on-line version of the Practice Act may be found here.

Practice Issues

arrow bullet New Nursing Graduate Practice

arrow bullet Nursing Declaratory Rulings 

 

Registered Nurse Case Managers / Delegating Nurses

arrow bullet Approved Training Sites for the Registered Nurse Case Manager/Delegating Nurse in Assisted Living - effective 2005

arrow bullet Registered Nurse Case Manager/Delegating Nurses Approved to teach the 20-hr Medication Technician training program in Assisted Living, Initial and Clinical Update (Effective 2005)

arrow bullet Registered Nurse Case Manager/Delegating Nurses Approved to teach the 20-hr Medication Technician training program in School Health (MSDE) and Department of Juvenile Services (DJS (Effective 2005)

arrow bullet Registered Nurse Case Manager/Delegating Nurses Approved to teach the 20-hr Medication Technician training program in DDA (Effective 2005)

arrow bullet NEW! Registered Nurse Case Manager/Delegating Nurses Approved to teach the 20-hr Medication Technician training program in Correctional Settings 

 

Frequently Asked Questions & Practice Topics

arrow bullet FAQ: End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Setting

arrow bullet Frequently Asked Questions regarding activities of the Registered Nurse, Case Manager/Delegating Nurses (RN CM/DN) in Assisted Living.

arrow bullet Frequently Asked Questions Developmental Disabilities (DD) Practice Setting 

arrow bullet Delegation of Nursing Functions in Dialysis Settings

 

Nursing Practice Publications

arrow bullet Giving, Accepting, or Rejecting Assignments [PDF]

arrow bullet Complementary / Alternative / Holistic / Integrated Therapies

arrow bullet Over The Counter Products

arrow bullet Abandonment

arrow bullet Pain Management Nursing Role/Core Competency - A Guide for Nurses [PDF]

 

E-Mail The Board With Questions

Click on the e-mail address to send a message. If you use a web-based e-mail provider (i.e. Hotmail, Yahoo, Juno Webmail, etc.), copy and paste the e-mail address into the 'TO:' field of your service.

Nursing practice questions A'lise Williams, RN, MS
alise.williams@maryland.gov
Legal questions about the Nurse Practice act  Shirley A. Devaris, RN, JD
shirley.devaris@maryland.gov


Last update: April 19, 2013
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