In order to gain admission to VDAP, a registered nurse, licensed practical
nurse or first time applicant for licensure in Alabama shall:
Hold an active license or a temporary
permit to practice nursing in the State of Alabama.
1. An applicant for licensure by examination
and a temporary permit who is requesting participation in VDAP shall sign a
VDAP agreement before approval to take the Board-selected examination is
granted. If the applicant does not pass the Board-selected examination,
enforcement of the VDAP Agreement shall be stayed until passage of the
Board-selected examination. If the applicant subsequently passes the
Board-selected examination, the stay of the VDAP Agreement shall be lifted, and
the applicant shall be required to comply fully with the VDAP
2. An applicant for
licensure by endorsement requesting participation in VDAP shall sign a VDAP
Agreement before licensure is granted.
3. If the applicant has a multistate license,
the applicant must consent to deactivation of the multistate licensure
privilege. The applicant will not be eligible for the multistate license for
the duration of the applicant's participation in VDAP The applicant will have a
single state license.
(b) Have had no previous disciplinary action
against the nursing license in any state or jurisdiction nor have been
terminated from any alternative disciplinary program participation for
request participation in VDAP.
Admit to a substance use disorder or a physical or mental condition that
renders the person unable to meet the standards of the nursing
1. The extent of the condition or
conditions leading to the voluntary request for participation in
2. That his or her conduct is
unprofessional and grounds for disciplinary action.
(f) Provide disclosure authorizations,
releases of liability and any other records including but not limited to
evaluations and treatment information as requested by the Board.
Cease nursing practice until the:
1. Board recognized substance use disorder
treatment provider provides a written opinion regarding whether the licensed
nurse is ready to resume safety sensitive employment in the field of
2. Licensed nurse signs
the VDAP Agreement for monitoring.
(h) Agree in writing to the terms set forth
in the VDAP Agreement.