Notice of Declaratory Statement

Board of Nursing
64B9-8.005: Disciplinary Proceedings
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Board of Nursing has issued an order disposing of the petition for declaratory statement filed by Shannon Morse, RN on September 03, 2008. The following is a summary of the agency's disposition of the petition:
The Board of Nursing hereby gives notice that it has issued a Final Order on the Petition for Declaratory Statement, which was filed on September 3, 2008, on behalf of Shannon Morse, RN. The Notice of Petition for Declaratory Statement was published in Vol. 34, No. 43, of the October 24, 2008, issue of the Florida Administrative Weekly. Specifically, the Petitioner requested that the Board issue an opinion as to whether it is within her scope of practice as defined in the Nurse Practice Act, specifically Section 464.003(3)(a), F.S., and paragraph 64B9-8.005(2)(n), F.A.C., to perform the physical exam and assess patients for potential skin cancers, which may include presumptive diagnoses of nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancers. The Board of Nursing considered the Petition at its meeting held on December 5, 2008, in Kissimmee, Florida. The Board’s Order, filed on January 12, 2009, and found that under the specific facts of the Petition, a presumptive diagnosis of skin cancer is not within the scope of Petitioner’s license.
A copy of the Order Disposing of the Petition for Declaratory Statement may be obtained by contacting: Rick Garcia, Executive Director, Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C07, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3259.