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
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
Despite efforts by Collis Law Group and others, the Ohio Board of Nursing recently voted to reduce the amount of time which may be given to legal counsel to present a disciplinary case to the Board after a nurse’s Administrative Hearing. At the November 2015 Board meeting, the Board changed its rule governing the amount … Continue reading Effective February 1, Nursing Board to reduce time limit for nurses to personally appear to defend
Yesterday, I attended the January meeting of the Ohio Board of Nursing. On the morning agenda, the Members of Nursing Board voted to issue a Notice of Opportunity for Hearing, Notice of Immediate Suspension, or Notice of Automatic Suspension to over 60 nurses. Additionally, the Nursing Board voted to impose a final disciplinary sanction (suspension, … Continue reading 46 Ohio nurses did not defend themselves?!
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
In our practice at Collis, Smiles and Collis, we have the privilege of representing not only Nurses before the Ohio Board of Nursing but also other professionals before their licensure Boards. This has given us the opportunity to see how various licensure Boards in Ohio handle disciplinary matters. Each licensure Board in Ohio has its … Continue reading Ohio Nursing Board imposes Permanent Practice Restrictions
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?