In 2008 the authority of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) was temporarily expanded to include:
In 2013 the temporary authority of the NCQAC was made permanent. In addition, the NCQAC and its members and staff were allowed to communicate with, present information to, or testify before legislative committees or educate the Legislature as the NCQAC sees fit.
The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission's (NCQAC's) authority to hire its own executive director, propose its own budget, collaborate with the Secretary of Health when setting fees and uniform rules, develop performance measures, and communicate with the Legislature is repealed.
The Secretary of Health is given the authority to: