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Renew before it gets revoked; Malayalee nurses who have migrated from Ireland to Australia and other foreign countries will have to renew passive registration to avoid revoking

Dublin: The Board of Nursing and Midwifery of Ireland decides to remove inactive registrations. NMBI has decided to remove inactive registrations on the basis of public discussions.

However, the Board of Nursing has made arrangements to maintain the registration in Ireland.

The new decision applies to people, including Malayalee nurses who have registered and worked in Ireland for a few years and migrated to Australia and other countries after enrolling their names in the inactive file. Which means that they have to renew their registration or else it will get cancelled.

NMBI says that people who fails to renew or to update the application on time, will have to freshly reapply and follow the preliminary stages off verification including adaptation to become a nurse in Ireland.

The new proposal is based on the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation May 2018, which were drafted for legal reasons.

There are two options for the people included in the inactive file.

You can either pay 100 Euros as an annual retention fee and stay in the 2019 registration, a prior notification regarding this will reach you on November 1.

The second one is that you can remove your name from the list manually, for that you have to fill up the Voluntary Removal Form. There are no special fees for this and there are chances for reregistration after this too. All you have to do is to pay the annual retention fee and fill out the restoration form.

If you fail to do these thigs, your name will be taken out of the register.

In order to reenter your name in the register, you have to pay a restoration fees of 250 euros and to apply in the required format. If you have not applied for reinstatement before July 1, 2019, you will have to meet all the existing conditions at the application stage for later registration.

For any related clarification and queries dial 1890 200 116. Letters will be sent to all nurses and midwives in the inactive file within the next few weeks.

NMBI President, Miss Essin Cassidy asked to send an email to reg[email protected] to make any necessary changes to the register.

NMBI is the statutory regulator for nurses and midwives in Ireland. The main responsibility of the board is to ensure that nurses and midwives are registered. The inactive file was set up in May 1993 for those who are inactive in the training field or due to career break or going abroad or retiring. Although there are about 30,000 of them in this, it has no legislative basis.

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