Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 410-4-.01 - Licensure by Reinstatement (RN)
(1) An applicant for licensure by reinstatement who was previously licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Georgia must submit the following:
(a) A complete application containing data required by the Board attesting that all information contained in, or referenced by, the application is complete and accurate and is not false or misleading;
(b) The required application processing fee which is not refundable;
(c) Completed registration as required by the Board to cause the submission of a criminal background check as required by O.C.G.A. § 43-26-7(d)(3);
(d) Documentation of one of the following within four years immediately preceding the date of application:
1.Five hundred (500) hours of licensed practice as a registered nurse as documented on the verification of employment form provided by the Board and, effective February 1, 2016, documentation of completion of one of the five competency requirements as set forth in O.C.G.A. § 43-26-9 within two years preceding the date of application for reinstatement;
2.Graduation from a nursing education program as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-26-3(1.2); or
3.Completion of a Board approved reentry program as defined in Rule 410-4-03.
(e) Secure and verifiable documentation of United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as required by Georgia law; and
(f) Any additional information requested by the Board needed to establish eligibility.
(2) Reinstatement of the license is within the discretion of the Board.
(3) The Board may require the passage of an examination or other competency assessments. The Board, in its discretion, may impose any remedial requirements deemed necessary.
(4) The Board may deny reinstatement for failure to demonstrate current knowledge, skill and proficiency in the practice of nursing or being mentally or physically unable to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety or for any ground set forth in O.C.G.A. § 43-26-11.
(5) The denial of reinstatement is not a contested case within the meaning of Chapter 13 of Title 50, but the applicant shall be entitled to an appearance before the Board.
(6) An application is active for one year after which a new application and fee are required.
(7) An applicant who is under investigation for possible violation of the Nurse Practice Act may not be issued a license until the matter is resolved to the satisfaction of the Board. The license may be denied or sanctioned despite the applicant meeting all other criteria for licensure.
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