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Health Councillor Roy McTaggart said new legislation to ensure that nurses are licensed properly is currently being drafted.

The plan is to aim for the legislation to be ready by February but the George Town MLA said he is making no promises.

Mr. McTaggart’s comment’s came after the 43rd Annual General Meeting for the Regional Nursing Body today ( Aug 23).

Where he noted the need for the law, will support the Bachelor’s Degree programme offered to nursing students at the University College Of The Cayman Islands (UCCI).

“There needs to be some legislation surrounding that with the licensing of nurses who come up through the programme. The legislative drafting the instructions have been given I know that the legislation drafting department is working on the legislation. I said it’s our goal to have it done by February but I’m making absolutely no promises because there is so much to be done,” Mr. McTaggart said.

Councillor McTaggart said certain procedures and penalties for those who don’t comply with the nursing practice will be factored into the new law.

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Mario Grey

Mario Grey

Mario Grey's passion for journalism has been long intertwined with his love of people and culture from his days as a youth growing up in the Cayman Islands. He captained his debate team whilst at John Gray High School and graduated as Head Prefect. He also worked at KVHU FM in Searcy, Arkansas, United States and worked and interned for Radio Cayman News before graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2015.

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