LPNs who are renewing their nursing licenses in Ohio this year are required by the Ohio Board of Nursing to renew online. The Ohio Board of Nursing will no longer accept paper renewal or initial licensure applications. All applications must be submitted online. However, as WSYX Channel 6 Investigative Reporter Brooks Jarosz discovered, the new … Continue reading Ohio LPNs experience difficulties renewing licenses with new online system
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
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
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?!
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?