License Suspension for Nurses
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As one of its disciplinary sanctions, the state board of nursing has the legal power to suspend your nurse’s license.
If your license is suspended, you will not be able to practice nursing – in any capacity. Most nursing license suspensions last from 14 days to 60 days, but may even extend longer or be imposed for an indefinite period.
A license suspension is one of the most severe disciplinary actions that the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) can take, and it typically is given for serious nursing violations and/or repeat violations.
Nursing violations that may result in license suspension include the following:
•substance abuse (drugs or alcohol)
•failure to implement a plan of care
•failure to preserve client safety
•inaccurate or incomplete recordkeeping
•falsifying patient records
•failure to maintain professional boundaries with a patient
•violation of patients’ privacy, confidentiality, or dignity rights
•theft, fraud, or deceit
It is possible that you may also have your nursing license suspended if you fail to cooperate with the nursing board during an investigation.
To receive more information on nursing license suspensions, discuss recent contact by an OSBN investigator or to schedule a free legal consultation with Kevin Keaney, please call (503) 232-9280 or e-mail .
Please note: Our law office is in Portland, and we provide legal services (including all aspects of nursing license defense) to nurses in Oregon and Washington. In addition to helping nurses in Oregon and Washington defend their licenses, nurses attorney Kevin Keaney helps nurses in Texas.