A Consent Agreement with the Ohio Board of Nursing is a negotiated contract between the nurse and the Board that specifies the terms and conditions under which a nurse on probation may continue to practice as a nurse and/or seek reinstatement of their license, if suspended. By signing the Consent Agreement, the nurse agrees (among … Continue reading Nurses who enter into a Consent Agreement with the Ohio Board of Nursing MUST complete all conditions OR negotiate terms to modify to the Agreement.
Renewal of Ohio licensed practical nurse (“LPN”) licenses begins on July 1, 2018 and ends on October 31, 2018. It is recommended to renew as soon as possible. It is a disciplinable offense to engage in the practice of nursing having failed to renew a nursing license. An Ohio LPN license which is not renewed … Continue reading Ohio Licensed Practical Nurses: It Is Time To Renew Your Nursing License
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
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
If you are a nurse who is under disciplinary action with the Ohio Board of Nursing that requires you to submit to random drug testing, you may not be able to travel outside of the United States without risking disciplinary action. Ohio nurses who are under probation with the Nursing Board are required to strictly comply … Continue reading Ohio Nurses Under Probation May Not Be Able To Travel Outside of the United States Without Risking Disciplinary Action
Moved? Changed your Name? Manage your Nursing License/Certificate Online As a nurse licensed to practice in Ohio, it is your responsibility to notify the Nursing Board of any changes to your address or your name. Beginning July 1, 2016, all name and address changes must be performed on-line by accessing the Nursing Board’s new eLicense … Continue reading Ohio Nurses: New way to update your address with the Nursing Board
As a registered nurse in Ohio, it has become routine to timely submit a complete RN renewal application at the same time every two years. However, a CTP-E is issued for one year and expires one year from the date of issuance, NOT one year after you start working as a nurse. In addition, once … Continue reading Ohio nurses: Watch when your Certificate to Prescribe Externship (CTP-E) and CTP expire!
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
A nurse alleged to have violated the Ohio Board of Nursing’s (“Nursing Board”) laws or rules is subject to discipline by the Nursing Board. Actions for which a nurse can be disciplined can be found here: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4723.28v1. This article is a general guideline to the Nursing Board’s disciplinary process. Stage One – Complaint Any member … Continue reading Ohio Nursing Board Disciplinary Process…What to expect
The Nurse Practice Act in the State of Ohio (R.C. 4723) sets out certain instances when the Nursing Board can take a disciplinary action against a nurse. In most instances, the Nursing Board will issue a Notice of Opportunity for Hearing to the nurse that addresses the allegations against the nurse, note the Code section … Continue reading When the Ohio Board of Nursing can automatically suspend a license