Reminder to all LPNs: Renewal of Ohio licensed practical nurse (“LPN”) licenses began on July 1, 2018 and ends on October 31, 2018. At this time, you have less than a week left to renew your license. It is a disciplinable offense to engage in the practice of nursing having failed to renew a nursing … Continue reading REMINDER – Ohio Licensed Practical Nurses: Renew Your Nursing License Now
There are certain matters which must be disclosed to the Ohio Board of Nursing (“Board”) by a nurse license applicant or a nurse who is renewing their license. The Board’s nurse license application and renewal application includes, but is not limited to, questions concerning felonies, certain misdemeanors, incompetency, professional licensure actions or investigations, mental illness, … Continue reading Disclosures to the Ohio Board of Nursing
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
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!
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!
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
The Ohio Board of Nursing's mission is to "actively safeguard the health of the public through the effective regulation of nursing care." http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/ The Board is responsible for issuing licenses to nurses, to regulate the education of nurses, and to discipline nurses who have violated the provisions of the Ohio Nurse Practice Act. (R.C. 4723). … Continue reading Who Monitors the Ohio Board of Nursing?
For violations of the Nurse Practice Act in Ohio, the Nursing Board can impose a range of sanctions against a nurse which can include (but are not limited to) any of the following sanctions: revocation, suspension, reprimand, temporary or permanent practice restrictions. Prior to the Board imposing a sanction against a nurse's license, the Board … Continue reading Permanent Practice Restrictions on Nursing Licenses
Under the Ohio Nurse Practice Act, R.C. 4723, the Ohio Board of Nursing can take an action against a nurse for criminal convictions, even if they are NOT related to the practice of nursing. R.C. 4723.28 (B)(3) allows the Nursing Board to take an action against a nurse who has been convicted of a misdemeanor … Continue reading Nursing license suspension can result from a conviction