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 Consent Agreement with the Ohio Board of Nursing is a negotiated contract between the nurse and the Board that specifies the terms and conditions under which a nurse on probation may continue to practice as a nurse and/or seek reinstatement of their license, if suspended. By signing the Consent Agreement, the nurse agrees (among … Continue reading Nurses who enter into a Consent Agreement with the Ohio Board of Nursing MUST complete all conditions OR negotiate terms to modify to the Agreement.
The importance of documentation in the nursing field cannot be underestimated. The Ohio Board of Nursing is authorized to discipline a licensee for (among other things) failure to practice in accordance with acceptable and prevailing standards of safe nursing care. Failure to document the administration or otherwise account for the disposition of controlled substances that … Continue reading Ohio Nurses: Failure to Document May Result in Disciplinary Action Against Your Nursing License
Social media is a prevalent and common form of communication in society today. Although social media offers benefits of faster and broader delivery of information, Ohio nurses should be aware of legal requirements and best practices in connection with the use of social media. Ohio Administrative Code 4723-4-03(H) and 4723-4-04(H) prohibit all nurses from accessing … Continue reading Ohio Nurses and Social Media
Prior to going through the time, effort and expense of attending nursing school you should know if you are eligible to be licensed as a nurse if you have convicted of a crime. Under Ohio Revised Code (“ORC”) Section 4723.092, there are certain offenses, for which individuals are ineligible for licensure. ORC Section 4723.092 provides: “An … Continue reading Ohio Board of Nursing – Mandatory Disqualifying Offenses
Happy New Year! Over this holiday weekend, I have received calls from several health care professionals who have been charged with a DUI inquiring how or whether a criminal charge may affect their license to practice as a nurse in Ohio. First, it is important to understand that the Ohio Nursing Board may take a disciplinary … Continue reading How a DUI may affect your Ohio nursing license
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