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49 Pa. Code § 21.2. Scope.

§ 21.2. Scope.

 (a)  The Board administers the act by providing rules and regulations on standards for nursing schools and the conduct of the programs.

 (b)  The Board provides for licensure of graduate nurses from approved schools by examination, by endorsement and by renewal of licenses.

 (c)  The Board has the right to establish rules and regulations for the practice of nursing.

 (d)  The Board may impose disciplinary sanctions and assess civil penalties for cause.

 (e)  The Board may approve professional nursing education programs conducted in hospitals and accredited colleges, universities and postsecondary institutions that award academic degrees, and will make available a list of approved programs on its web site.

 (f)  The Board will regulate the practice of professional nursing.


   The provisions of this §  21.2 amended under section 2.1(k) of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. §  212.1(k)).


   The provisions of this §  21.2 amended October 22, 1976, effective October 23, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 2677; amended September 16, 1983, effective September 17, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2829; amended December 16, 2016, effective December 17, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 7822. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (352041).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  21.803 (relating to applicability of rules relating to professional nurses).

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