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49 Pa. Code § 21.31. Surveys; list of approved nursing education programs.


§ 21.31. Surveys; list of approved nursing education programs.

 (a)  Survey visits are made of basic nursing programs conducted in hospitals, colleges or universities of exchange visitor programs and of cooperating agencies. In this section, ‘‘cooperating agency’’ means an educational institution or health care delivery system which cooperates with the controlling institution. The survey report is presented to the Board and a written report of recommendations or requirements, or both, is sent to the school, college or university.

 (b)  Classified lists of approved schools of nursing and of exchange visitor programs are compiled and published annually and are made available for distribution.

 (c)  A list of approved cooperating agencies that provide educational programs for schools of nursing is compiled and published annually and is made available for distribution.

 (d)  For purposes of activities relating to the approval and status of nursing education programs, the term ‘‘Board’’ used in this subchapter may mean the Board’s educational advisors appointed under section 2.1(i) of the act (63 P.S. §  212.2(i)). Only the Board may, by a majority vote, confer initial approval status on a proposed nursing education program, extend the maximum 2-year period for correction of deficiencies or remove a program from the approved list.


   The provisions of this §  21.31 amended under sections 2.1(k) and 6.1 of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. § §  212.1(k) and 216.1); and sections 9 and 17.6 of the Practical Nurse Law (63 P.S. § §  659 and 667.6).


   The provisions of this §  21.31 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 April 24, 2009, effective April 25, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2103. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (335523).

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