Code Commissioner’s note. – Acts 1993, No. 93-183, § 2, provides: “The existence and functioning of the Alabama Board of Nursing, created and functioning pursuant to Sections 34-21-1 to 34-21-63, inclusive, is continued, and those code sections are expressly preserved.”

Article I GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article II LICENSES
Article III CONTINUING EDUCATION
Article IV POST BACCALAUREATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Article V ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING
Article VI LOAN PROGRAM FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING (PENDING CODIFICATION)
Chapter 610-X-1 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION ACT
Chapter 610-X-2 DEFINITIONS
Chapter 610-X-3 NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Chapter 610-X-4 LICENSURE
Chapter 610-X-5 ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE
Chapter 610-X-6 STANDARDS OF NURSING PRACTICE
Chapter 610-X-7 NURSING PRACTICE-SPECIFIC SETTINGS
Chapter 610-X-8 DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Chapter 610-X-9 ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING
Chapter 610-X-10 CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR LICENSURE
Chapter 610-X-11 GRADUATE NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS
Chapter 610-X-12 LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING
Chapter 610-X-13 VOLUNTARY DISCIPLINARY ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS

Any individual or organization can petition the Board to issue a declaratory ruling if substantially impacted by the Board’s statutes or regulations. The particular ABN Administrative Code addressing the requirements follows.610-X-1-.09 Declaratory Rulings

Any person substantially affected by a rule may petition the Board for a declaratory ruling with respect to the validity of a rule or the applicability to any person, property or state of facts of any rule or statute enforceable by it or with respect to the meaning and scope of any order of the Board.

(1) The petition shall be in writing and shall include:

(a) The name and address of the petitioner.
(b) A statement of facts sufficient to show that the person seeking relief is substantially affected by the rule.
(c) The rule, statute or order and the reasons for the questions.

(2) Failure of the Board to issue a declaratory ruling within forty-five days of date of receipt of request shall constitute a denial of the request.

(3) Circumstances in which rulings shall not be issued include but are not necessarily limited to:

(a) Lack of jurisdiction.
(b) Lack of clarity of the issue presented.
(c) No clear answer determinable.

Author: Alabama Board of Nursing
Statutory Authority: Code of Alabama, 1975, § 41-22-11.
History: Effective September 29, 1982. Amended March 24, 1984. Filed September 20, 2002. Effective October 25, 2002.

Application for Declaratory Ruling

ADVANCED PRACTICE
LEGAL
LICENSING
NURSING EDUCATION
NURSING PRACTICE
SCHOLARSHIPS

The Board periodically reviews and revises the ABN Administrative Code. Please check this page often for any proposed rule changes.

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