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SS SCS HB 1816, 2016    (Amended Section - Proposed Language)

335.203. 1. There is hereby established the "Nursing Education Incentive Program" within the state board of nursing.
     2. Subject to appropriation and board disbursement, grants shall be awarded through the nursing education incentive program to eligible institutions of higher education based on criteria jointly determined by the board and the department of higher education. Grant award amounts shall not exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars. No campus shall receive more than one grant per year.
     3. To be considered for a grant, an eligible institution of higher education shall offer a program of nursing that meets the predetermined category and area of need as established by the board and the department under subsection 4 of this section.
     4. The board and the department shall determine categories and areas of need for designating grants to eligible institutions of higher education. In establishing categories and areas of need, the board and department may consider criteria including, but not limited to:
     (1) Data generated from licensure renewal data and the department of health and senior services; and
     (2) National nursing statistical data and trends that have identified nursing shortages.
     5. The board shall be the administrative agency responsible for implementation of the program established under sections 335.200 to 335.203, and shall promulgate reasonable rules for the exercise of its functions and the effectuation of the purposes of sections 335.200 to 335.203. The board
shall, by rule, prescribe the form, time, and method of filing applications and shall supervise the processing of such applications.
     6. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2011, shall be invalid and void.


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