Discipline - Nursing Licenses
Having a lawyer by your side can help lessen the discipline by the state board of nursing. To find out how we can help, call (503) 232-9280 to schedule your free legal consultation.
Once a complaint has been made to the state board (OSBN), and the investigation has been completed, the OSBN nurse investigator will either dismiss the complaint completely or go forward to make a recommendation for disciplinary action.
Disciplinary sanctions can vary dramatically per case, depending on the severity of the violation(s), but these listed below are some of the most common disciplines for nurses:
• letter of concern
• license suspension
• license revocation
• voluntary suspension
• emergency suspension order
• civil penalty (a fine of up to $5,000)
The discipline is up to the discretion of the Board, so it’s very important to have an attorney representing you who has strong experience with nursing license defense cases.
Most nurses are not aware of this fact, but the discipline proposed by the OSBN nurse investigator can be negotiated. And if, after negotiating, an agreement can’t be reached, you can then request a formal administrative hearing.
For additional information about disciplinary sanctions from the state nursing board, or to schedule a free consult with a lawyer, please call (503) 232-9280, or e-mail us at moc.y1503099662enrot1503099662tases1503099662run@t1503099662catno1503099662c1503099662
Please note: Keaney Law Firm represents nurses in Oregon and Washington. Our law office is located in Lloyd Center District, Portland. Look for us in the Liberty Centre.