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Public Hearing:
The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA) will hold a hearing on proposed rules via teleconference at 2:00 P.M. (Central Standard Time) on May 12, 2020 and at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing:

111 East Wacker Drive
Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60601-4277

Any interested person may present verbal comments on the proposed rules by attending the public hearing or via teleconference at 2:00 p.m. Central Time on May 12, 2020. Additional in-person and teleconference participant information is posted at www.ncsbn.org/nlcrules.

Written Comments:
Interested persons may electronically submit written comments regarding the proposed rules at www.ncsbn.org/nlcrules. Parties wishing to make a comment for consideration may do so by clicking the rule they wish to comment on and fill in the information requested along with the comment. Written comments on the proposed rules must be submitted by 2:00 p.m. Central on May 12, 2020. If electronic submission  is not possible, verbal comments will be permitted at the public hearing referenced above.

Objective and Function

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Nursing is to protect the public health, safety and welfare. To meet this objective to safeguard life and health, the Board

  • develops standards for professional competency
  • promulgates rules and regulations
  • adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions

The Board issues licenses to registered nurses (RNs), practical nurses (LPNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).

The Board’s statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 19. Delaware is a member of the interstate nurse licensure compact covered in 24 Del. C., Chapter 19A.

 

Meetings

The Board meets the second Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m., with the exception of August and December. All meetings are open to the general public and are held in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, in Dover.

To ensure that business (such as a license application) is on the agenda for the Board to consider at its next meeting, submit all documentation to the Board office no later than 4:30 PM ten full working days before the meeting date.

 

Phone – Fax – Email
(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711
customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov
Mailing address:
Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

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