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California A.B. 2183 - Nursing Credentialing Issues

04/15/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D)

Summary: Current version (4/7/2014): Stipulates that the Board of Registered Nursing is to adopt specific criteria for determining the equivalency of course instruction when assessing the qualifications of an applicant who is already licensed or registered as a nurse outside of California and who is filing for licensure by endorsement. Specifies that in adopting that criteria, the Board shall place primary emphasis on applicants who possess licensed clinical experience.

Current version (4/7/2014): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_2151-2200/ab_2183_bill_20140407_amended_asm_v98.pdf

Introduced version: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_2151-2200/ab_2183_bill_20140220_introduced.pdf

Status: Introduced 2/20/2014. Amended by author; referred to Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection 4/7/2014. Hearing scheduled 4/29/2014.

Outlook: The hearing will be open to the public. Public testimony will be accepted. Written testimony should be submitted in advance of the scheduled hearing. A vote may be taken at the discretion of the committee chair.

This measure was amended into your issue scope April 7.

The author amended this measure out of committee. The amendment removes this measure's previous provisions regarding the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians membership and now requires the Board of Registered Nursing to adopt specific criteria for determining the equivalency of course of instruction when assessing the qualifications of an out-of-state applicant who is filing for licensure by endorsement.

The sponsor is a member of the majority party and is a sitting member on the committee of referral. Democrats control both chambers of the Legislature as well as the office of the Governor.

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