37-8-421. Temporary practice permit. (1) The board shall issue a temporary practice permit to an individual licensed in another state that has licensing standards substantially equivalent to those of this state if the board determines that:
(a) the applicant has submitted a completed application as approved by the board;
(b) the initial screening by the board staff shows no current disciplinary action as identified by the board by rule; and
(c) there is no reason to deny a temporary practice permit under the laws of this state governing the practice of nursing.
(2) The individual may practice under a temporary practice permit until a license is granted, until a notice of proposal to deny a temporary practice permit is issued, or until the period of time adopted by the board by rule expires.
(3) A nurse who is employed under a temporary practice permit may function only under the supervision of a registered professional nurse, physician, dentist, osteopath, or podiatrist who is on the premises where and when the permittee is working and who is specifically assigned the responsibility of supervising the performance of the temporary practice permittee.