The Board of Nursing currently has seven (7) advisory committees and one (1) active subcommittee as listed below. Members are appointed by the Board to assist the Board in carrying out its functions and activities. All advisory committee actions are subject to Board approval. Members; failing to attend three (3) consecutive meetings are removed.
Advance Practice Advisory Committee (APAC)
Members assist the Board and its staff with issues related to advanced nursing practice.
Diversion Program Regional Advisory Committee (DPRAC)
Members must have expertise in chemical dependency. Members interview/assess potential program participants, develop contractual agreements with participants, monitor participants; compliance with their contract and advise the Board in regard to participants progress in recovery ad compliance with their DP contract. Advisory committees have been developed in the following areas of the State: Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell, Hobbs, Espanola, Farmington, Las Vegas, and Gallup
Hemodialysis Technician Advisory Committee (HTAC)
Members serve as a resource for the Board and staff relative to the certification of hemodialysis technicians.
Medication Aide Advisory Committee (MAAC)
The committees serve as a resource for the Board and staff in relationship to medication aides and medication aide training programs.
Nursing Education Advisory Committee (NEAC)
Members serve as a resource for the Board and staff on issues regarding nursing education.
Nursing Practice Advisory Committee (NPAC)
Members review and research major nursing practice issues, scope of nursing practice for each licensure category, and make recommendations to the Board regarding nursing practice.
Special Task Forces and Work Groups
At times the Board and staff have the need to address specific, usually time-restricted projects. Solicitation for members of such task forces and work groups is from the board's standing committees as well as from the wider nursing and health care provider and consumer community.