7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends the Nurse Practice Act.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ amends provisions relating to the limited approval of certain nursing education
14 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16 Other Special Clauses:
18 Utah Code Sections Affected:
20 58-31b-601, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 26
22 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23 Section 1. Section 58-31b-601 is amended to read:
24 58-31b-601. Minimum standards for nursing programs -- Medication aide
26 (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), to qualify as an approved education program
27 for the purpose of qualifying graduates for licensure under this chapter, a nursing education
28 program shall be accredited by an accrediting body for nursing education that is approved by
29 the United States Department of Education.
30 (2) (a) In accordance with Subsection (2)(b) and Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
31 Administrative Rulemaking Act, the division, in consultation with the board, may make rules
32 establishing requirements for a nursing education program to qualify for a limited time as an
33 approved education program for the purpose of qualifying graduates for licensure under this
34 chapter, if the program:
35 (i) (A) is in the process of obtaining the accreditation described in Subsection (1);
36 (B) has recently been denied accreditation after seeking to obtain the accreditation
37 described in Subsection (1); or
38 (C) has recently lost the accreditation described in Subsection (1); and
39 (ii) is approved under Subsection (2)(a) on or before May 15, 2016.
40 (b) A program approved under Subsection (2)(a) may qualify graduates for licensure
41 under Subsection (2)(a) until December 31, [
42 nursing education program that is not an approved education program under Subsection (1)
43 may not qualify graduates for licensure under this chapter.
44 (3) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, and
45 the provisions of this chapter, the division shall make rules defining the minimum standards for
46 a medication aide certified training program to qualify a person for certification under this
47 chapter as a medication aide certified.