36-9-97 Criminal background investigation of applicants and licensees subject to disciplinary inve...
Criminal background investigation of applicants and licensees subject to
disciplinary investigation--Cooperation required--Fees.
Each applicant for licensure as a registered
nurse, licensed practical nurse, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist in
this state shall submit to a state and federal criminal background investigation by means of
fingerprint checks by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Upon application, the Board of Nursing shall submit completed fingerprint cards to the Division of
Criminal Investigation. Upon completion of the criminal background check, the Division of Criminal
Investigation shall forward to the board all information obtained as a result of the criminal
background check. This information shall be obtained prior to permanent licensure of the applicant.
The Board of Nursing may require a state and federal criminal background check for any licensee
who is the subject of a disciplinary investigation by the board. Failure to submit or cooperate with
the criminal background investigation is grounds for denial of an application or may result in
revocation of a license. The applicant shall pay for any fees charged for the cost of fingerprinting or
the criminal background investigation.
Source: SL 2006, ch 198, § 1.