NCSBN Receives Board of Standards Review Approval for New Standards

CHICAGO, Dec. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN),, NCSBN-002-2016 Reporting of Disciplinary Actions by Boards of Nursing (new standard) and NCSBN-003-2016 Primary Source Verification of Licensure by Endorsement (new standard) were accepted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Standards Review. NCSBN received the designation of ANSI Accredited Standards Developer Organization (SDO) in 2013.  

The purpose of the Reporting of Disciplinary Actions by Boards of Nursing Standard is to provide for reporting of disciplinary actions by a board of nursing (BON) to a coordinated licensure information system in order to inform other BONs of the adverse action. NCSBN maintains the coordinated licensure information system and reports required actions to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). While the NPDB policies and guidelines are used to determine what constitutes final disciplinary action for purposes of reporting, the NPDB is not a coordinated licensure information system as defined by this standard. The requirement to report to the NPDB is independent of this standard.

The Primary Source Verification of Licensure by Endorsement Standard’s purpose is to describe a mechanism to obtain primary source verification of a license from one BON for the purpose of endorsement into another BON.  Electronic transmission will accomplish verification efficiently and securely to decrease potential for fraud.

Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, NCSBN was created to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together boards of nursing (BONs) to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. NCSBN’s membership is comprised of the BONs in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories — American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are also 27 associate members that are either nursing regulatory bodies or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.

NCSBN Member Boards protect the public by ensuring that safe and competent nursing care is provided by licensed nurses. These BONs regulate more than 4.5 million licensed nurses.

Mission: NCSBN provides education, service and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection.
The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not the individual member state or territorial boards of nursing.

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