Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-3-.04 - Deficiencies

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) The Board shall conduct surveys and evaluations as often as necessary to determine compliance with all standards set forth in Chapter 610-X-3.
(2) The Board shall, upon determining that a program is not in compliance with standards set forth in Chapter 610-X-3, provide to the governing institution administrator and nursing program administrator a written notice of deficiencies that establishes a reasonable time, based upon the number and severity of deficiencies, to correct deficiencies.
(3) A nursing education program that receives a Notice of Deficiency from the Board shall establish a written plan within the specified time and provide reports to the Board, as requested, to document progress in resolving deficiency(ies).
(4) The Board may initiate action regarding any program that fails to correct identified deficiencies within the time specified by the Board, either through a formal hearing or Board-approved informal disposition. The Board may:
(a) Withdraw approval from the nursing education program, resulting in students who graduate after approval is withdrawn being ineligible to take the licensing examination.
(b) Continue approval of the nursing education program for a specified time period.
(c) Direct the nursing program administrator to notify students in writing of the Board's decision.
(5) Programs under a notice of deficiency issued prior to January 1, 2018 shall continue with their plan of correction, as specified in the notice of deficiency.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-3-.04
Filed September 29, 1982. Amended: Filed: September 21, 1984; effective October 29, 1984. Amended: Filed: July 23, 1997; effective August 27, 1997. Repealed and New Rule: Filed July 22, 2002; effective August 26, 2002. Amended: Filed: September 25, 2006; effective October 30, 2006. Amended: Filed: September 21, 2007; effective October 26, 2007. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXV, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2016, eff. 1/5/2017. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 11, August 30, 2019, eff. 9/9/2019; operative January 1, 2020. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIX, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2020, eff. 1/14/2021.

Rule 610-X-3-.03 was renumber to .05 as per certification filed September 25, 2006; effective October 30, 2006. Rule .05 was renumbered to .06 as per certification filed November 19, 2010; effective December 24, 2010. Rule 610-X-3-.06 renumbered .04 per certification published November 30, 2020; effective January 14, 2021.

Author: Alabama Board of Nursing

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยง 34-21-5.

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