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Category Archives: Nurses’ Blog

OHIO SUPREME COURT ARGUMENT

Attorney Steven A. Sindell’s latest argument in front of the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of a CNP client: http://www.ohiochannel.org/MediaLibrary/Media.aspx?fileId=147277

WARNING TO ALL LICENSED NURSES IN OHIO: AT ALL TIMES, KEEP THE OHIO BOARD OF NURSING INFORMED OF YOUR CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

The Ohio Board of Nursing is required to notify a nurse licensed to practice in Ohio of any proposed or formal action by the Board which may adversely affect her or his nursing license. But the OBN is only obligated to send out notices to the addresses supplied to the Board by the licensed nurse. […]

RENEWAL OF YOUR OHIO NURSING LICENSE

Every two years, your nursing license must be renewed. Failure to do so on a timely basis can jeopardize your employment and your right to practice your profession. The renewal process requires you to complete a form for the Ohio Board of Nursing which, among other matters, inquires into whether or not you have been […]

OHIO BOARD OF NURSING HEARING IN A NUTSHELL

If a nurse contacts a nursing license defense attorney at the earlier stages of her case, Ohio Board of Nursing hearings can often be prevented, and the case can settle.   If a case cannot be satisfactorily settled without an Ohio Board of Nursing hearing, then your attorney should timely ask for a hearing. The time […]

ONE WHO REPRESENTS ONESELF HAS A FOOL FOR A CLIENT

When there is any possibility that your professional license may be in jeopardy, it is foolish to ignore the threat. It is equally foolish to attempt to take care of it on your own. There is an initial fear of the power of a professional Board, particularly where you believe you may have acted improperly. […]

WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING YOUR NURSING LICENSE TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

Once a nurse receives a Notice of Opportunity for Hearing from the Ohio Board of Nursing, the nurse has 30 days within which to submit a written request for a hearing. Failure to do so on a timely basis can have drastic consequences for a nursing license. A nurse who fails to timely request a […]

Attorney Steven A. Sindell’s latest argument in front of the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of a CNP client:

http://www.ohiochannel.org/MediaLibrary/Media.aspx?fileId=147277

DOES THE OHIO BOARD OF NURSING HAVE JURISDICTION TO DISCIPLINE A LICENSED NURSE IN OHIO FOR THE COMMISSION OF A MISDEMEANOR, INCLUDING EVEN A “MINOR” MISDEMEANOR?

The answer is yes, depending upon the underlying conduct which constituted the misdemeanor. The mere commission of a misdemeanor by a nurse is not in and of itself, standing alone, an independent ground for the Ohio Board of Nursing to exercise disciplinary jurisdiction. But if the underlying conduct amounts to what the law regards as […]