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.
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
In our private practice of representing nurses before the Ohio Board of Nursing, we are often contacted by nurses who have entered into a Consent Agreement with the Nursing Board and who want to change the terms after the Consent Agreement has already been approved by the nurse and the Nursing Board. Typically, however, a … Continue reading TYPICALLY, A CONSENT AGREEMENT WHICH HAS BEEN SIGNED BY A NURSE AND THE OHIO BOARD OF NURSING IS FINAL AND GENERALLY WILL NOT BE MODIFIED
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
On January 4, 2017, Governor Kasich signed Ohio Substitute House Bill 216 into law. Effective April 4, 2017, there will be new licensing criteria for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). A new APRN license will replace the current “Certificate of Authority” and “Certificate to Prescribe”. The APRN license will also authorize a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM), … Continue reading ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES: New Legislation to take Effect on April 4, 2017
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