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Chapter 410-1 ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Rule 410-1-.01 Organization and Administration of the Board

(1) The Nurse Practice Act provides that, in order to protect, promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare, any person practicing or offering to practice as a registered or licensed practical nurse for compensation in Georgia, shall be licensed according to the provisions established by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
(2) The Nurse Practice Act further creates a Board of Nursing with regulatory authority and dictates the Board's composition and qualifications of members, methods of appointment, and terms of office. The Act specifies Board functions and duties thus providing for the implementation of the Nurse Practice Act through the adoption of rules and regulations.
(3) All provisions of O.C.G.A. § 43-1-19 (General Provisions Act) are expressly incorporated as regulating registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.
(4) All rules and regulations pertaining to the administration of the Georgia Board of Nursing shall be administered by the Executive Director through the Division Director, Professional Licensing Boards Division of the Secretary of State.

Rule 410-1-.02 Meetings, Officers, and Duties

(1) The Board shall hold at least four scheduled meetings each year.
(2) All scheduled meetings of the Board shall be open and public except as provided by statute.
(3) A majority of thirteen Board members shall constitute a quorum.
(4) Annually, the Board shall elect from its members a President and a Vice-President.
(5) The President shall preside at meetings, perform all duties of that office, and appoint Board members to serve on committees as may be created. The Vice-President shall preside in the absence of the President and shall assume the duties of the President when necessary.
(6) A permanent record shall be kept of all meetings. The minutes shall be in writing and approved or amended by the Board at the next scheduled meeting.
(7) Meetings of the Board may be conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, unless otherwise specified.

Rule 410-1-.03 Name and Contact Information Changes

(1) A licensee shall notify the Board in writing within thirty days of any name change. Changes may be made upon receipt of a written request accompanied by a copy of the marriage certificate, court order or other legal document, verifying legal status.
(2) A licensee shall notify the Board in writing within thirty (30) days of any mailing, physical or email address changes. Address changes should be made by the licensee through the Board's website.

Rule 410-1-.04 Fees

(1) All fees for applications for licensure, authorization, renewal and all other fees which may be authorized by law shall be established by the Board periodically. Application fees are non-refundable and an application is not complete unless the required fee has been received by the Board. Fees must be paid in U.S. funds.
(2) Applications for initial licensure, initial authorization, or reinstatement that are approved or authorized within ninety (90) days before a biennial licensure expiration date shall be issued a license or authorization for the next successive licensure period.
(3) Checks returned for insufficient funds will be dealt with according to O.C.G.A. § 16-9-20.