Indiana State Board of Nursing
Important notice regarding changes to the law affecting Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses:
Effective July 1, 2019, pursuant to House Enrolled Act 1344, the Indiana State Board of Nursing and the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency have begun the process to implement the necessary procedures and policies to allow for Indiana to join the Nurse Licensure Compact.
Please note, the language effective July 1, 2019, only provides the authority for the state to begin the process of joining the Nurse Licensure Compact. The compact and its multi-state licensure provisions will not be effective until the implementation has been completed. In previous instances, a state joining the compact may require an implementation period of up to 12 months before full enactment.
Please continue to check this page for future information regarding the implementation and effective date of the Nurse Licensure Compact in Indiana.
Important notice regarding changes to the law affecting controlled substance prescribing and INSPECT
In light of upcoming changes to the statute regarding the use of the INSPECT database when making treatment and prescribing decisions, please review the information below:
- Registration for the INSPECT database: IC 35-48-7-11.3
- Beginning January 1, 2019, a practitioner who is permitted to distribute, dispense, prescribe, conduct research with respect to, or administer ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or a controlled substance in the course of the practitioner's professional practice or research in the United States must be certified under section 11.1(d)(4) of this chapter to receive information from the INSPECT program.
- Mandatory Query of the INSPECT database in certain instances: IC 35-48-7-11.1
- Beginning July 1, 2018, A practitioner who has had the information from the database integrated into the patient's electronic health records.
- Beginning January 1, 2019, a practitioner who provides services to the patient in the emergency department of a hospital licensed under IC 16-21 or a pain management clinic.
- Beginning January 1, 2020, a practitioner who provides services to the patient in a hospital licensed under IC 16-21.
- Beginning January 1, 2021, all practitioners.
Senate Enrolled Act 221 is effective July 1st, 2018 with subsequent rolling effective dates for mandatory query when prescribing in certain circumstances. Following the effective date of the bill, the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency will begin an implementation phase and training on the use of the INSPECT program. We are developing a number of outreach tools and education materials focusing on the INSPECT database, and working closely with our partners to reach every practitioner in the state.
The IPLA and its professional boards have always and will continue to demonstrate fairness and collaboration with the professionals they serve. As partner to the professionals of each licensed occupation in the state, it is our intention to remove any obstacles to non-compliance as well as emphasize the use of INSPECT as an easy-to-use and effective tool for clinical decision-making.
We encourage practitioners to take this opportunity to begin instituting any necessary changes now rather than waiting for the relevant effective date. Specifically, we ask that practitioners begin identifying any habits or procedures which can incorporate the INSPECT database, so checks are not missed in the future.
The INSPECT system is an integral tool for patient care and safety. With the Statewide Integration Initiative, INSPECT is now more available to practitioners than ever. We are committed to working in partnership with healthcare professionals to not only comply with the statutory changes, but to do so in the most effective and efficient way possible.
The full text of the bill can be found at the following link: iga.in.gov
For more information or to sign up your facility for the Statewide Integration Initiative, visit the INSPECT website at the following address: https://www.in.gov/pla/inspect
Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Controlled Substance Registration (CSR)
Collaborative Practice Agreement Cover Sheet - Updates or changes to agreements may be emailed to CPA2@pla.in.gov
Sample Collaborative Practice Agreement
Application for Indiana Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) for Practitioners
Criminal Background Check Information
Verification of Out of State Licensure Form
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: Indiana State Board of Nursing
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Mike Minglin, Interim Director
Keri Reed, Assistant Director of Pre-Licensure
Lorrie Ruble, Customer Service Representative
Alma Steeb, Customer Service Representative
Megan Mendoza-Calix, Customer Service Representative
DeNita Adams, Customer Service Representative
Corey Barber, Customer Service Representative
Carri Burke, Director of Compliance
Toni Herron, RN, Education Compliance Officer
Deanne Bullman, Compliance Officer
Kimberly Oakley, Compliance Officer
Lisa Chapman, Litigation Coordinator
Rebecca Tinsley, Litigation Specialist
Staff Phone: 317-234-2043
Staff Fax: 317-233-4236
Staff Email: pla2@pla.IN.gov