(c) The Board shall participate in disciplinary conferences and hearings and make recommendations to the Department regarding disciplinary action taken against a licensee as provided under this Act. Disciplinary conference hearings and proceedings regarding scope of practice issues shall be conducted by a Board member at the same or higher licensure level as the respondent. Participation in an informal conference shall not bar members of the Board from future participation or decisions relating to that matter.
(d) With the exception of emergency rules, any proposed rules, amendments, second notice materials, and adopted rule or amendment materials or policy statements concerning advanced practice nurses shall be presented to the Medical Licensing Board for review and comment. The recommendations of both the Board of Nursing and the Medical Licensing Board shall be presented to the Secretary for consideration in making final decisions. Whenever the Board of Nursing and Medical Licensing Board disagree on a proposed rule or policy, the Secretary shall convene a joint meeting of the officers of each Board to discuss resolution of any disagreements.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)