Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022
The applicant, or licensed nurse shall notify the Board in writing of any
requested name change. Appropriate legal documents shall be submitted prior to
changing the name of the licensee on the license. The legal documents required
for a name change are one of the following:
(a) Marriage certificate.
(b) Divorce decree substantiating the name
(c) Probate court records
effecting a legal name change.
(2) The applicant or licensed nurse shall
notify the Board office in writing of any change in the reported address. The
address of record is the last known address provided by the applicant or
(3) The Board's
notice to the licensed nurse of selection for audit of continuing education
records is presumed received within five (5) days of mailing or electronic
transmission to the address of record.
Advanced practice nurses, as defined by
statute and regulation, shall submit to the Board, immediately upon receipt:
(a) Evidence of authorization to test for the
initial certification examination if requesting provisional approval for
advanced practice nursing.
Evidence of current national certification by a Board-recognized national
1. Upon successful
completion of the initial certification examination.
2. Upon recertification by a Board-recognized
national certifying body.
(c) Notice of termination of an approved
collaborative practice, if applicable.
(5) Current national certification by a
Board-recognized certifying body is a prerequisite for approval to practice as
a certified registered nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, certified
registered nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist. Failure to provide
evidence by primary source verification of current national certification prior
to the expiration of existing certification on file with the Board shall result
in lapse of approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse and may result
in disciplinary action pursuant to Chapter 610-X-8.
The Board's notice to the advanced
practice nurse of approval to practice may be:
(a) A letter or other document granting
provisional, temporary, or interim approval.
(b) A letter or other document granting full
as an advanced practice nurse subsequent to the expiration date of the advanced
practice approval shall result in disciplinary action pursuant to Chapter
610-X-8. Failure to submit evidence to the Board of meeting the requirements of
Chapter 610-X-5 or Chapter 610-X-9, as applicable, shall result in lapse of the
advance practice approval.
nurse holding a multistate license issued by another state who becomes a
resident of Alabama shall be required to notify the board of the change in
state of primary residence and file an application for licensure by endorsement
in Alabama, within thirty (30) days of the change having occurred.
(9) Any nurse holding advanced practice
approval in Alabama who holds a multistate license issued by another state
shall notify the board of a change in state of primary residence, within thirty
(30) days of the change having occurred.
Ala. Admin. Code r.
Filed September 29, 1982.
Amended: Filed: February 15, 1991; effective March 22, 1991. Repealed and New
Rule: Filed May 29, 2001; effective July 3, 2001. Repealed and New Rule: Filed
September 29, 2004; effective November 1, 2004. Amended: Filed March 24, 2006;
effective April 28, 2006. Amended: Filed November 26, 2007; effective December
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 07, April 29,
2016, eff. 6/6/2016.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXV, Issue No. 02, November 30,
2016, eff. 1/5/2017.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVI, Issue No. 06, March 30,
2018, eff. 5/4/2018.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVI, Issue No. 10, July 31, 2018,
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 11, August 30,
2019, eff. 9/9/2019; operative
Author: Alabama Board of Nursing
Code of Ala.