Question: Recently, I have received several calls regarding the list of RN CM/Delegating Nurses on the MBON website as not available. When I checked your website, I read the breaking news message regarding the New Release Form. I shared this information with the local health services coordinators and I am receiving additional calls regarding Part II of the form. The local health service program coordinators and their nurses have taken the initial training since June 2005 and the staff who provided the initial training may no longer be employed at the state or local levels to provide signatures needed in Part II of the form.
Please recommend how Part II of this form should be completed for those who were trained earlier. Also, do you want us to use this form moving forward with all RN CMDN trainings which may occur in the future?
Thank you for the guidance.
Response: Nurses listed as Delegating Nurses must have evidence of completing the course. That is why Part II contains the attestation of training and requires the instructor's signature and information about the specific training that occurred. If nurses cannot verify the initial instruction they have two options: 1) Locate who provided the initial instruction. You may use the “Look Up a License” feature of our website to locate the RN(s) who provided the initial instruction. Their contact information is available upon a written (email is OK) Public Information Act request to the board for the nurse's business address; in the absence of a business address, in accordance with the Public Information Act, the home address is released. In the event the original instructor is still in Maryland and has a current address on file, the nurse needing the signature can mail the form to the instructor for verification signature. If that is not possible, then 2) the nurse must repeat the course of instruction and obtain verification and instructor signature on Part II.
The mission of the MBON is to advance safe quality care in Maryland through licensure, certification, education and accountability for public protection. Verification of the status and training of Delegating Nurses protects the public. To answer your second question, YES, this form should be part of all RN Delegating Nurse training going forward. I have attached it here for your convenience and reference. The board will gladly post the information and maintain these lists as long as the individual signs the release of information and can verify training. Thank you for your support and service to the citizens of Maryland.