Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-6-.16 - Telehealth Nursing

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

(1) The licensed nurse must hold an active Alabama license or multistate license issued by a party state other than Alabama, as defined in Chapter 4 of these rules, in order to practice telenursing in the State of Alabama. The licensed nurse shall adhere to the existing Alabama Nurse Practice Act and Alabama Administrative Code.
(2) Telenursing practice can take place in varied practice settings. The individual nurse is responsible for:
(a) Having knowledge and understanding of the laws and rules regulating telenursing.
(b) Functioning within the legal scope of nursing practice for Alabama licensed nurses.
(c) Maintaining competency in the area of practice.
1. Competency should include how to use telehealth technologies and medical devices in the practice of nursing at a distance.
(d) The licensed nurse shall follow the facility specific policy of the permissible activities of telenursing.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-6-.16
Adopted by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 10, July 29, 2016, eff. 9/8/2016. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIX, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2020, eff. 1/14/2021.

Author: Alabama Board of Nursing

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 22-31-2, 34-21-2(c)(21).

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