Nursing Regulatory Bodies (NRBs) develop policy, design regulation, administer and enforce regulatory law and rules to accomplish their mandates of protecting the safety of the public. To meet this responsibility, the regulatory decisions of the NRBs must be evidence-based, clearly defined, consistent, targeted and proportionate to the level of risk determination. As part of its responsibility to the public, the NRB’s regulatory decisions must also be made in a timely, efficient, effective, and transparent manner while allowing for consistent and comprehensive evaluation of regulatory process and performance.
Guiding Principles of Nursing Regulation
NRB integrates the analysis of risk and continuous monitoring and evaluation into each step of the regulatory cycle.
Resources to achieve this principle in the NRB operation of an NRB include:
NRB develops measures to evaluate process and performance that are evidence-based, proportionate to the level of risk, clearly defined, transparent, triangulated, meaningful, available in real time, reliable, valid, objective, economically feasible to collect, and comprehensive.
Resources to achieve this principle in the NRB evaluation include:
Sunrise provisions via jurisdiction
Sunset review via jurisdiction
Regulatory Excellence Accreditation System (in progress)