State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners

Name State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners
Contact Person M. Lynn Ansardi - Executive Director
Mailing Address 131 Airline Drive
Suite 301
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone Number 504-838-5791
Fax Number 504-838-5279
Board Email lpnboard@lsbpne.com
Website www.lsbpne.com
Legal Authority R.S. 37:962
Year Created 1948
Organizational Placement Department of Health and Hospitals
Purpose/Function The board prescribes minimum curricula and standards for practical nurses, examines and licenses qualified applicants, accredits practical nurse schools and courses, and conducts hearings upon charges calling for discipline of a license.
Budget Message The major revenue source for the Board is the license fee. License fees have not been increased since 2009. Many factors such as technological updates, anticipation of losing revenue such as verification fees and decreases in enrollment and a general increase in expenses will soon force the agency to increase the renewal fee.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 13
Number Currently Serving: 12
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 6
Estimated number in current year: 6
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $75      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $18833
  Current year budgeted: $20000
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $11209
  Current year budgeted: $15500
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 12
Unclassified: 2
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
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