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
A person may report to the Ohio Board of Nursing (“Nursing Board”) information the person has that appears to show a violation of a Nursing Board law or rule. The Nursing Board is required to investigate evidence that appears to show a violation of a Nursing Board law or rule. The Nursing Board employs investigators … Continue reading Ohio Nursing Board Investigations
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
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!
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
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
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?
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