The Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses is a seven member board appointed by the Governor to protect, promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Georgia. The Board meets every other month to regulate fifty-five practical nursing education programs. In addition, the Board reviews applications for licensure and regulates licensed practical nurses practicing in Georgia. http://www.sos.georgia.gov/plb/lpn/ (accessed on 22.04.2009)
The legal framework (Article) for the Georgia State Board of Licensed Practical Nurses is the Georgia Practical Nurses Practice Act. Title 43 Chapter 26, Nurses, Article 2.
The purpose of the legislation is to protect, promote, and preserve the public health, safety, and welfare through regulation and control of practical nursing education and practice. http://sos.georgia.gov/cgi-bin/PLBLaws.asp?Board=13 (accessed on 22.04.2009)