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(1) A licensee may be admitted to the NAP alternative monitoring track if the licensee:

(a) is from another state and has applied for a nursing license in Montana and is enrolled in and compliant with a similar monitoring program in another state;

(b) is without a previous disciplinary action from any licensing board;

(c) does not have a disciplinary or other adverse action pending; or

(d) has successfully completed the NAP or similar monitoring program.

(2) A licensee is not eligible for admission to the alternative monitoring track without board review if the licensee:

(a) is not eligible for licensure in the jurisdiction;

(b) has previously been unsuccessfully discharged from a professional monitoring or assistance program;

(c) has caused known provable harm to a patient;

(d) has engaged in behavior that has high potential to cause patient harm such as diverting drugs by replacing the drug with another drug; or

(e) has while under a NAP contract, returned to use of a prohibited or proscribed substance on three or more separate occasions.

History: 37-8-202, MCA; IMP, 37-8-202, MCA; NEW, 1991 MAR p. 2435, Eff. 12/13/91; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 1424, Eff. 5/27/94; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 847, Eff. 5/12/95; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 167, Eff. 1/26/01; TRANS, from Commerce, & AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2035, Eff. 8/25/06; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2651, Eff. 11/13/10; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 996, Eff. 5/11/12; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 642, Eff. 5/29/15.

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