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Proposed Laws and Regulations

Current Efforts

 

LCB File No. R064-21 ~ Proposed Revision to Continuing Education Requirement in NAC 637B.400

Adopted April 201, 2022: Proposed Regulation R064-21 - Revised January 31, 2022

Prior Drafts: Proposed Regulation R064-21 - Revised November 15, 2021 

Summary of Changes

The proposed change revises NAC 637B.400 to reduce, from 15 hours to 10 hours, the total number of hours of continuing education required for the renewal of a license. Of those 10 hours, the revision adds a requirement that at least 1 of the 10 hours relate to ethics, cultural competence, cultural humility, culturally responsive practices or diversity, equity and inclusion. If a licensee is a dispensing audiologist, at least 3 of the 10 hours must relate directly to the practice of fitting and dispensing hearing aids.

Activities to Date

  • July 21, 2021 ~ Board Work Session and Vote to Proceed with Drafting Proposed Revisions.
  • October 20, 2021 ~ Drafted changes to NAC 637B.400(1) reviewed by the Board and Vote to Approve submission to LCB for formal drafting. 
  • October 22, 2021 ~ File No. R064-21 assigned by LCB.
  • January 19, 2022 ~ Public Workshop held. Board vote to redraft language that would require10 hours of continuing education annually, including at least 1 hour of continuing education relating to either ethics or in areas of cultural competency, cultural humility, culturally responsive practice, or diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Revisions sent to LCB for redrafting prior to Public Hearing. 
  • April 21, 2022 ~ Public Hearing held. Regulation ADOPTED without changes. 

Disposition

  • Regulation adopted April 21, 2022. 

Past Efforts

Assembly Bill 155 of the of the 81st (2021) Session of the Nevada Legislature (Formerly Bill Draft 603)

AB 155 Failed to meet the April 9, 2021 deadline to pass the Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee and no further action was taken.
Assemblywoman Michelle Gorelow, Sponsor
NRS 637B.175 prescribes the maximum fees the Board may charge for licensing and other services. AB 155 revised the fee caps in NRS 637B.175.

Overview: AB 155 Overview


LCB File R095-19 ~ Revision to NAC Chapter 637B

Adopted by the Board on April 22, 2020. Approved by the Legislative Commission on June 5, 2020. Not yet codified. 

Adopted Regulations | LCB File No R095019

Summary of Changes

  • Sec. 2.  NEW: Clarifies existing NRS language regarding the exemption from licensure by defining “practice within scope of credential” issued by the Department of Education;
  • Sec. 3.  NEW: Establishes parameters from NRS for issuing citations to cease and desist and assessing administrative fines for violation of law for practicing without a valid license or endorsement, as well as a waiver of an administrative fine for “good cause”;
  • Sec. 4.  NEW: Grants the Board authority to consider requiring applicants take and pass a Jurisprudence Examination as a condition for initial license or reinstatement of an expired license;
  • Sec. 5.  NEW: Establishes a 30-day waiting period between attempts for the hearing aid dispensing practical examination.
  • Sec. 6.  REVISED: Allows an individual who wishes to reinstate and Apprentice license credit for up to two (2) years of in-service training completed during the initial license period;
  • Sec. 7.  REVISED: Clarifies existing regulation language to require that a sponsor and an apprentice shall have the same employer.

Activities to Date

  • October 18, 2019 ~ Board Work Session
  • November 2019 ~ First draft by Legislative Counsel Bureau
  • December 11, 2019 ~ Considered by the Legislative Committee on Health Care
  • January 22, 2020 ~ Public Workshop
  • February 12, 2020 ~ Second draft by Legislative Counsel Bureau
  • April 22, 2020 ~ Public Hearing and Adoption by the Board
  • June 5, 2020 ~ Approved by the Legislative Commission

Disposition

  • Adopted by the Board at its meeting April 22, 2020
  • Approved by the Legislative Commisson on June 5, 2020
  • Awaiting filing with Secretary of State
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