The Ohio Board of Nursing is the state agency that regulates the practice of nursing in Ohio. The mission of the Nursing Board is to protect the public by ensuring that nurses have the skills to provide care to patients. In instances where a nurse has violated the Ohio Nurse Practice Act, the Nursing Board has … Continue reading The Ohio Board of Nursing’s Practice Intervention and Improvement Program
In our private practice of representing nurses before the Ohio Board of Nursing, we are often contacted by nurses who have entered into a Consent Agreement with the Nursing Board and who want to change the terms after the Consent Agreement has already been approved by the nurse and the Nursing Board. Typically, however, a … Continue reading TYPICALLY, A CONSENT AGREEMENT WHICH HAS BEEN SIGNED BY A NURSE AND THE OHIO BOARD OF NURSING IS FINAL AND GENERALLY WILL NOT BE MODIFIED
On July 1, 2017, the renewal window opened for registered nurses in Ohio. The sooner you renew, the better. Cost and Timing: Prior to September 15, 2017, the fee to renew your RN license is $65.00. An RN Renewal Application filed after September 15, 2017 will also include a $50.00 late fee. The RN license … Continue reading Ohio RNs – License Renewal Time!
Prior to going through the time, effort and expense of attending nursing school you should know if you are eligible to be licensed as a nurse if you have convicted of a crime. Under Ohio Revised Code (“ORC”) Section 4723.092, there are certain offenses, for which individuals are ineligible for licensure. ORC Section 4723.092 provides: “An … Continue reading Ohio Board of Nursing – Mandatory Disqualifying Offenses
Happy New Year! Over this holiday weekend, I have received calls from several health care professionals who have been charged with a DUI inquiring how or whether a criminal charge may affect their license to practice as a nurse in Ohio. First, it is important to understand that the Ohio Nursing Board may take a disciplinary … Continue reading How a DUI may affect your Ohio nursing license
October 31, 2016 was the deadline for a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to renew their Ohio LPN nursing license with the Ohio Board of Nursing. If you are an LPN who did not renew your Ohio LPN nursing license by the October 31, 2016 deadline, your Ohio LPN nursing license is now lapsed. You may check … Continue reading Licensed Practical Nurses: Your Ohio Nursing License Renewal Period Ended October 31, 2016
Last week, I attended the Ohio Board of Nursing’s bi-monthly meeting where the members of the Board issued final sanctions against dozens of Ohio nurses. At that meeting, the members of the Board also authorized the issuance of over sixty Notices of Opportunity for Hearing to Ohio licensed nurses. The Notice of Opportunity for Hearing (or Notice … Continue reading Ohio Nurses: Things To Consider If You Receive a Notice of Opportunity for Hearing from the Ohio Board of Nursing
According to the Ohio Board of Nursing’s website, starting on July 1, 2016, all Ohio LPNs will be able to renew their professional license online. Important renewal information from the Nursing Board is located at: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/PDFS/2Renewal_Momentum.pdf Often, nurses have questions about how to respond to certain questions on the Renewal Application and what information needs to be … Continue reading OHIO LPNs – It is time to renew your license to practice nursing in Ohio!
Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form. Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Some states allow residents to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and to even grow up to six plants. While there have been various marijuana initiatives in Ohio, … Continue reading Although legal in other states, nurses have been disciplined for testing positive for marijuana in Ohio
I am always surprised to hear from nurses that they hired a lawyer who is not responsive to phone calls or emails in a timely manner, confused the nurse’s matter with other clients, failed to keep the nurse informed of the status of their matter, or failed to provide the nurse with a monthly accounting … Continue reading What To Look for in a Defense Attorney