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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

Updated printed copies of the Nurse Practice Act and Regulations can be purchased at the Division of State Documents in person, by internet, or by telephone. In person purchases can be made at 16 Prince Street, Annapolis, MD.  Order forms can be downloaded from http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/DHMHBooklets.pdf.  Telephone purchases can be made by calling the Web Content Manager/Help Desk at 410-260-3872.

Maryland laws and regulations can also be found on the internet by searching for Annotated Code of Maryland and Code of  Maryland Regulations (COMAR). The COMAR portion of the Nurse Practice Act can be found on-line here. The Board no longer offers the annually updated printed copy of the Nurse Practice Act.

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: May 14, 2015
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