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Current Texas Board of Nursing Rules and Regulations

Note: The pdf and HTML versions are only as accurate as the date indicated on their cover page and are intended to provide access to a hard copy print of all our rules. The following link is recommended in order to find most recent amendments, as published on the Secretary of State's website: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/index.shtml

Current Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (eNLC) rules, effective January 1, 2021:


Rules and Regulations Reference Resources

The Unprofessional Conduct Statutes/Rules Timeline Table is provided for reference purposes. These rules will be cited for violations of statutes that occurred during their tenure. The Texas Code Construction Act provides that any violation of the statute before its repeal and any investigation or proceeding instituted will continue as if the statute had not been repealed or amended unless the penalty is reduced by a reenactment, revision, or amendment of a statute. See Tex. Gov't Code Ann. §311.031. This general saving clause also applies to "each rule adopted under a code." See id. §311.002(4).


Unprofessional Conduct Statutes/Rules

The timeline table below is used to determine which Texas Board of Nursing Rule to cite depending on the date a violation occurred and the rule's tenure.


Former versions of the rules and regulations are available upon request.