AB 1028, as introduced, Patterson. Vocational nursing: interim permits.
Existing law, the Vocational Nursing Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of licensed vocational nursing by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Existing law requires an applicant for a vocational nurse license to have successfully completed specified courses of studies from a school accredited by the board, and provides for the issuance of a license upon successful completion of a written examination, among other criteria. Existing law provides that if the application for licensure by examination is received by the board no later than 4 months after completion of a board-approved nursing program and approval of the application, the board may issue an interim permit authorizing the applicant to practice vocational nursing pending the results of the first licensing examination, or for a period of 9 months, whichever occurs first.
This bill would require the board to make a decision whether to issue the interim permit, and, if the board decides to issue the permit, issue the interim permit to the applicant within 30 days of receiving the completed application.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 2872.2 of the Business and Professions
2Code is amended to read:
An applicant for license by examination shall
4submit a written application in the form prescribed by the board.
5Provided thatend delete
6the application for licensure by examination is received
7by the board no later than four months after completion of a board
8approved nursing program and approval of the application, the
9board may issue an interim permit authorizing the applicant to
10 practice vocational nursing pending the results of the first licensing
11examination, or for a period of nine months, whichever occurs
17the applicant passes the examination, the interim permit
18shall remain in effect until an initial license is issued by the board
19or for a maximum period of six months after passing the
20examination, whichever occurs first. If the applicant fails the
21examination, the interim permit shall terminate upon notice by
22certified mail, return receipt requested, or if the applicant fails to
23receive the notice, upon the date specified in the interim permit,
24whichever occurs first.
26permittee shall function under the supervision of a licensed
27vocational nurse or a registered nurse, who shall be present and
28available on the premises during the time the permittee is rendering
29professional services. The supervising licensed vocational nurse
30or registered nurse may delegate to the permittee any function
31taught in the permittee’s basic nursing program.
33interim permittee shall not use any title or designation
34other than vocational nurse interim permittee or “V.N.I.P.”