Re: Biennial Relicensure of Nurses and Midwives

The Nursing Council of Jamaica wishes to advise that under the Nurses and Midwives Act 1964 and Regulations 1966 and Amendment 2013 (3) “every person who employs a nurse, midwife, or an enrolled nurse who is not licensed under the Act commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate to a fine not exceeding one million dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding twelve months or to both such fine and imprisonment”
The Nursing Council further advises that under the Nurses and Midwives Act 1964 and Regulations 1966 and Amendment 2005 Part VII section 56, (1) every person who is licensed under the Act shall, not later than thirty days before the date of expiration of that licence (a) apply to the Council for renewal of the licence (b) satisfy that he/she has participated in the prescribed continuing education programme and (c) pay the fee of two thousand dollars for each licence.
Also, please be informed that “Any person who practises as a nurse, midwife or assistant nurse after the expiration of the licence period without renewing his/her licence, commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate to a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars for each on which she/he so practices”.

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