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First Substitute S.B. 263
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies the Nurse Practice Act by amending provisions for nursing education
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . requires that to qualify graduates for licensure, a nursing education program shall:
15 . be affiliated with an accredited institution of higher education and be accredited
16 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the National
17 League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), or the Council on
18 Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA); or
19 . be approved by the board, or an equivalent agency in the state in which the
20 nursing education program is offered, and comply with standards defined by
21 division rules; and
22 . makes technical changes.
23 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
25 Other Special Clauses:
26 This bill takes effect on January 1, 2013.
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
29 58-31b-601, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 214 and 382
31 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
32 Section 1. Section 58-31b-601 is amended to read:
33 58-31b-601. Minimum standards for nursing programs -- Medication aide
35 (1) [
36 graduates for licensure under this chapter, a nursing education program shall:
37 (a) (i) be affiliated with an [
41 (A) Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools;
42 (B) New England Association of Schools and Colleges;
43 (C) North Central Association of Colleges and Schools;
44 (D) Northwest Accreditation Commission;
45 (E) Western Association of Schools and Colleges; or
46 (F) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and
47 (ii) be accredited by the:
48 (A) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education;
49 (B) National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission; or
50 (C) Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs; or
51 (b) be approved by the board and comply with standards defined by division rules.
52 (2) An approved education program described in Subsection (1), may offer its didactic
53 courses using classroom, clinical, or online methods.
54 (3) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, and
55 the provisions of this chapter, the division shall make rules defining the minimum standards for
56 a medication aide certified training program to qualify a person for certification under this
57 chapter as a medication aide certified.
58 Section 2. Effective date.
59 This bill takes effect on January 1, 2013.
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