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INDEPENDENT REGULATORY REVIEW COMMISSION

Action Taken by the Commission

[49 Pa.B. 3546]
[Saturday, July 6, 2019]

 The Independent Regulatory Review Commission met publicly at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019, and announced the following:

Regulation Deemed Approved Pursuant to Section 5(g) of the Regulatory Review Act—Effective June 19, 2019

 Department of Agriculture # 2-191: Milk Sanitation (amends 7 Pa. Code § 59a.402)

Actions Taken—Regulations Approved:

 Insurance Department # 11-257: Privacy of Consumer Financial Information (amends 31 Pa. Code Chapter 146a)

 State Board of Nursing # 16A-5142: Fees; General Revisions (amends 49 Pa. Code §§ 21.5, 21.147, 21.253, 21.705 and 21.805)

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Approval Order

Public Meeting Held
June 20, 2019

Commissioners Voting: George D. Bedwick, Chairperson; John F. Mizner, Esq., Vice Chairperson; W. Russell Faber; Murray Ufberg, Esq.; Dennis A. Watson, Esq.

Insurance Department
Privacy of Consumer Financial Information
Regulation No. 11-257 (# 3207)

 On July 11, 2018, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (Commission) received this proposed regulation from the Department. This rulemaking amends 31 Pa. Code Chapter 146a. The proposed regulation was published in the July 21, 2018 Pennsylvania Bulletin with a public comment period ending on August 20, 2018. The final-form regulation was submitted to the Commission on May 15, 2019.

 This regulation updates the Department's rules for the treatment of nonpublic information to be consistent with National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Rule # 672 entitled ''Privacy of Consumer Financial and Health Information Regulation.''

 We have determined this regulation is consistent with the statutory authority of the Department (71 P.S. § 186 and 40 P.S. §§ 1171.1—1171.15) and the intention of the General Assembly. Having considered all of the other criteria of the Regulatory Review Act, we find promulgation of this regulation is in the public interest.

By Order of the Commission:

 This regulation is approved.

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Approval Order

Public Meeting Held
June 20, 2019

Commissioners Voting: George D. Bedwick, Chairperson; John F. Mizner, Esq., Vice Chairperson; W. Russell Faber; Murray Ufberg, Esq.; Dennis A. Watson, Esq.

State Board of Nursing
Fees; General Provisions
Regulation No. 16A-5142 (# 3222)

 On January 17, 2019, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (Commission) received this proposed regulation from the State Board of Nursing (Board). This rulemaking amends 49 Pa. Code §§ 21.5, 21.147, 21.253, 21.705 and 21.805. The proposed regulation was published in the February 2, 2019 Pennsylvania Bulletin with a public comment period ending on March 4, 2019. The final-form regulation was submitted to the Commission on May 20, 2019.

 This regulation amends several sections relating to application fees and biennial renewal fees and adds additional fees for licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionists and Clinical Nurse Specialists, as well as new and increased fees relating to approval of nursing education programs and continuing education.

 We have determined this regulation is consistent with the statutory authority of the Board (63 P.S. § 221.2(a) and (b); 63 P.S. § 667.5(a) and (b)) and the intention of the General Assembly. Having considered all of the other criteria of the Regulatory Review Act, we find promulgation of this regulation is in the public interest.

By Order of the Commission:

 This regulation is approved.

GEORGE D. BEDWICK, 
Chairperson

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1041. Filed for public inspection July 5, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]



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