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Board of Nursing
Petition 7
Petition Information
Petition Title Objection to full name of nametag requirement
Date Filed 1/25/2003   
Petitioner Susan D. Reynolds, Jennifer R. Rewerts, Joanne M. Butler, Darleen E. Matthews, Tabitha T. Palmer  
Petitioner's Request

To amend regulations requiring a nurse to wear identification giving her name and licensure so as to not require the inclusion of the last name on a nametag or badge.

Agency's Plan

Since section 35 has been amended in proposed regulations adopted pursuant to a periodic review to specify first and last names on the nametag, the Board will consider the 5 petitions during the 60-day comment period. In addition, legislation currently before the General Assembly that restricts the disclosure of licensee addresses on the internet may alleviate some of the petitioners' concerns.

Comment Period Ended 3/31/2003
Agency Decision Take no action    
Response Date 11/20/2003
Agency Decision Summary

The request to amend the regulation has been denied because the Board has not yet received permission to publish the proposed regulation in which section 35 was amended and therefore cannot amend its proposal at this time. Once the proposed regulation is available for public comment, the petititioners' request will be noted and a specific response to their concerns given in the adoption of final regulations. Further, in compliance with legislative action by the 2003 General Assembly, the Board no longer posts street addresses or rural route numbers on the Internet, which should mitigate much of the petitioner's concern about privacy.