You have a right to counsel when meeting with a Nursing Board investigator

The role of the Ohio Board of Nursing is to regulate the practice of nursing. This entails issuing professional licenses to nurses and also investigating and imposing discipline on nurses who violate the Ohio Nurse Practice Act. Often, a nurse first learns that a complaint has been filed against them with the Nursing Board when they … Continue reading You have a right to counsel when meeting with a Nursing Board investigator

Be honest when filing an application or renewal with Ohio Board of Nursing

Honesty is always the best policy when working with the Ohio Board of Nursing. Professionals should know that before submitting information to a licensing authority the information must be accurate. Whether it is submitting the responses on an initial application for a license, or answering the questions on the bi-annual renewal of a license, the responses … Continue reading Be honest when filing an application or renewal with Ohio Board of Nursing

Do you have a prescription for that?

In most nursing positions, nurses are subjected to random, unannounced drug screens by their employer. Usually nurses are prepared to provide a drug test as a pre-condition for employment. However, once nurses have been working in a location for a while, they forget that employers may ask them to submit to a drug screen for … Continue reading Do you have a prescription for that?

Nursing Board disciplinary actions are public and posted on the Board’s website

I am often asked by nurses, if a disciplinary action taken by the Nursing Board against their license will be available to the public. The answer is Yes.  Under the Ohio Public Records law, R.C. 149.43, any official action taken by a governmental agency is a public record. http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/149.43 What does this mean? Prior to the internet, to … Continue reading Nursing Board disciplinary actions are public and posted on the Board’s website