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10.27.21.00.htm 10.27.21.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 27 BOARD OF NURSING Chapter 21 Registered Nurse ― Forensic Nurse Examiner Authority: Health Occupations Article, §8-205 and 8-312, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.27.21.01.htm 10.27.21.01. 01 Exclusion from Regulations.. This chapter is not applicable to and does not restrict or limit:. A. Other health care practitioners who are authorized to perform these duties under the Maryland Health Occupations Article; orB. A licensed practical or registered nurse from acting as a chaperone during a forensic examination.
10.27.21.02.htm 10.27.21.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Alternate light source (ALS) means equipment that produces visible and invisible light at various wave lengths to enhance the visualization of evidence.2) "Board" means the Board of Nursing.. 3) "Chain of custody" means a written list identifying, without interruption or lapse, every individual having control or possession of specified item4) "Chaperone" means an i
10.27.21.03.htm 10.27.21.03. 03 Authorization to Practice.. A. An individual may be certified as:. 1) A registered nurse forensic nurse examiner-adult (RN-FNE-A). 2) A registered nurse forensic nurse examiner-pediatric (RN-FNE-P) or. 3) A registered nurse forensic nurse examiner-adult/pediatric (RN-FNE-AP). B. An applicant applying for certification to practice as an RN-FNE-A, RN-FNE-P or RN-FNE-AP shall:. 1) Hold a current license to practice as a registered nurse in Maryland;.
10.27.21.04.htm 10.27.21.04. 04 Scope and Standards of Practice.. A. An RN-FNE may perform the following tasks and functions with respect to the age group for which the RN-FNE is certified under Regulation .03 of this chapter:1) Perform forensic evidentiary examinations on victims and alleged perpetrators in connection with physical, sexual, or domestic assaults, whether chronic or acute;2) Before the forensic evidentiary examination, obtain consent from the individual being examined, from the parent or guardia
10.27.21.05.htm 10.27.21.05. 05 Standards for Training Programs.. A. The Board shall approve two RN-FNE standardized curricula as follows:. 1) An RN-FNE-Adult curriculum for the examination of adults and individuals 13 years old or older; and2) An RN-FNE-Pediatric curriculum for the examination of children who are younger than 13 years old.. B. New RN-FNE training programs shall:. 1) Be approved by the Board before implementation of the FNE training program;.
10.27.21.06.htm 10.27.21.06. 06 Certification by Endorsement.. A. Endorsement Applicant.. 1) In addition to the requirement listed in Regulation .03 of this chapter and COMAR 10.27.01.09, an applicant from another state applying for certification to practice as a RN-FNE, RN-FNE-P, or RN-FNE-AP shall:a) Meet all applicable requirements in §B―C of this regulation;. b) Provide evidence of an active practice as a sexual assault nurse examiner which meets the requirements for renewal of certification as stated in Re
10.27.21.07.htm 10.27.21.07. 07 Renewal of Certification.. A. Certification to practice as a FNE expires at the same time as the RN license.. B. Beginning January 1, 2016, renewal requirements will change to reflect the 2-year biennial license renewal that was implemented during 2015.C. An FNE who has an even-numbered birth year shall be required:. 1) Beginning January 1, 2016, to complete the renewal requirements under §E of this regulation; and.
10.27.21.08.htm 10.27.21.08. 08 Reinstatement of Certification.. A. If the applicant does not meet the requirements in Regulation .07 of this chapter, the applicant may apply for re-instatement if the applicant:1) Has a current, active RN license;. 2) Has not practiced as a RN-FNE for more than 36 months;. 3) Has successfully completed a Board-approved refresher course that is 6.5 hours of didactic instruction for the RN-FNE which includes, but is not limited to:
10.27.21.09.htm 10.27.21.09. 09 Unlawful Practice.. A. Unless authorized to practice under this chapter, an individual may not use the words "forensic nurse examiner" or the acronyms "RN-FNE" "RN-FNE-A" "RN-FNE-P" or "RN-FNE-AP" or any other words, letters, or symbols with the intent to represent the individual as any category of RN-FNE.B. An individual may not use any form of the designation RN-FNE unless authorized by the Board.. C. An individual may not offer to perform or perform the activities of a RN
10.27.21.9999.htm 10.27.21.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 13, 1999 (26:25 Md. R. 1898). Regulations .01―08 repealed and new Regulations .01―08 adopted effective April 28, 2003 (30:8 Md. R. 542)Regulation .05 amended effective September 25, 2006 (33:19 Md. R. 1561). Regulation .07D adopted effective September 25, 2006 (33:19 Md. R. 1561) ―. Chapter revised effective March 19, 2012 (39:5 Md. R. 383). Regulation .02B amended effective February 27, 2017 (44:4 Md. R. 254).
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