Mandatory Reporting for Nursing
The Georgia Board of Nursing is pleased to announce that, as of July 1, 2014, mandatory reporting is now in effect. The Board, in partnership with the Georgia Nurses Association and other stakeholders successfully advocated for the passage of HB 315 during the 2013 legislative session. The legislation passed in 2013 but no funding was appropriated, and the law did not become effective at that time. During the 2014 legislative session, the Board and other stakeholders worked together to seek specific funding for the mandatory reporting law. As a result, the General Assembly identified funding and the mandatory reporting law became a reality on July 1, 2014.
Who is required to report?
Any nurse (this includes nurse administrators, nurse supervisors, nursing colleagues or other nurses) is required to report the name of any nurse (licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or advanced practice registered nurse) if there is reasonable cause to believe that the other nurse has violated any of the grounds for discipline provided in the Nurse Practice Act (O.C.G.A. 43-26-53).