Montana Board of Nursing


Statutes are laws passed by the Legislature. All changes in statutes must go through the legislative process and be passed into law before they become effective. Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3 is the Uniform Regulatory Act passed by the Legislature in 1995. All professional and occupational licensing is covered in these statutes.

Administrative Rules pertaining to nursing and medication aides are written and adopted by the Board of Nursing. The Board writes rules in order to administer the laws over which the Legislature has given the Board authority. Rules can be changed by going through the rule-making procedure. They do not go through the Legislative process. The Board of Nursing continuously reviews rules to determine needed changes.

Rules Notices are published on the webpage to read the proposed changes before these are adopted and to note when the changes are officially adopted. These notices also give the history and reasoning of the changes. 

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