Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-4-.09 - Special Provisions For Actively Deployed Licensed Nurses

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

(1) When a licensed nurse who is actively serving in the military is deployed during the biennial renewal period, the license shall not lapse, provided that the following conditions are met:
(a) The license was active at the time of deployment.
(b) The licensee provides the Board a copy of the military activation or deployment orders, or other proof of active military service, in advance of deployment.
(c) The licensee renews the license within sixty (60) days of return from deployment.
(2) In the event that a licensed nurse fails to notify the Board prior to deployment, the license shall lapse, if not renewed. However, the license may be reinstated or renewed without penalty or payment of the reinstatement or late renewal fee(s) under the following conditions:
(a) The license was active at the time of deployment.
(b) The application for reinstatement or renewal is made while still in the armed services or no later than six months after discharge from active service or return to inactive military status.
(c) A copy of the military activation orders or other proof of active military service accompanies the application.
(d) The renewal fee is paid.
(e) If the required continuing education contact hours were not earned for renewal during the earning period, the licensed nurse shall be required to complete the required continuing education hours needed for renewal no later than six months after discharge from active service, return to inactive military status, or return from deployment.
(3) The continuing education contact hours used for renewal may not be used for the next license renewal.
(4) The continuing education contact hours for the next license renewal may not be prorated.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-4-.09
New Rule: Filed September 29, 2004; effective November 1, 2004. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXV, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2016, eff. 1/5/2017.

Author: Alabama Board of Nursing

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยง 34-21 -23(f).

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