(1) For the purpose of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact:
(a) "Commission" means the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators.
(b) "Compact" means the nurse licensure compact that became effective on July 20, 2017, and implemented on January 19, 2018.
(c) "Convert" means to change the status of a multistate license or privilege to practice.
(d) "Deactivate" means to change the status of a multistate license or privilege to practice.
(e) "Disqualifying event" means an incident which results in a person becoming disqualified or ineligible to retain or renew a multistate license. This includes but is not limited to the following:
(i) any adverse action resulting in an encumbrance;
(ii) current participation in an alternative program;
(iii) a misdemeanor offense related to the practice of nursing (which includes, but is not limited to, an agreed disposition); or
(iv) a felony offense (which includes, but is not limited to, an agreed disposition).
(f) "Independent credentials review agency" means a nongovernmental evaluation agency that verifies and certifies that foreign nurse graduates have graduated from nursing programs that are academically equivalent to nursing programs in the United States.
(g) "Licensure" includes the authority to practice nursing granted through the process of examination, endorsement, renewal, and/or reinstatement.
(h) "Prior compact" means the nurse licensure compact that was in effect until January 19, 2018.
(i) "Unencumbered license" means a license in good standing with no current discipline, conditions, or restrictions.
History: 37-8-202, MCA; IMP, 37-8-501, MCA; NEW, 2015 MAR p. 1389, Eff. 9/11/15; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1819, Eff. 9/8/18.