24.159.414 APPLICANTS WITH EVIDENCE OF IMPAIRMENT BY SUBSTANCE USE
(1) An application deemed "nonroutine" under ARM 24.159.403 or ARM 24.159.413, based upon matters involving criminal convictions related to the use or sale of drugs or alcohol, or substance use disorder/chemical dependency, shall be resolved as follows:
(a) The department may issue a license to an applicant who:
(i) has satisfied or discharged all conditions of court-ordered sanctions; and
(ii) was not subject to any finding of substance use disorder/chemical dependency.
(b) The department may issue a license to an applicant with a finding of substance use disorder/chemical dependency if:
(i) the applicant completed all treatment requirements at least five years before the application date or successfully completed all monitoring requirements of this or any other state, territory, country, or jurisdiction; and
(ii) no criminal charges were filed, and no legal interventions occurred in the past five years, including but not limited to domestic violence or employment actions.
(c) The Nurses Assistance Program (NAP) shall review all applications that do not result in issuance of a license under (a) or (b) as follows:
(i) NAP may seek additional documentation from the applicant;
(ii) NAP may request an applicant to consent to assessments and evaluations; and
(iii) NAP shall provide recommendations and rationale to the board including:
(A) an applicant's suitability for the NAP alternative track; or
(B) the necessity for further assessments or evaluation for substance use disorder/chemical dependency or mental health issues.
History: 37-1-131, MCA; IMP, 37-1-101, 37-1-131, MCA; NEW, 2021 MAR p. 556, Eff. 5/15/21.