2017 ORS 678.111¹
Causes for denial, revocation or suspension of license or probation, reprimand or censure of licensee

In the manner prescribed in ORS chapter 183 for a contested case:

(1) Issuance of the license to practice nursing, whether by examination or by indorsement, of any person may be refused or the license may be revoked or suspended or the licensee may be placed on probation for a period specified by the Oregon State Board of Nursing and subject to such condition as the board may impose or may be issued a limited license or may be reprimanded or censured by the board, for any of the following causes:

(a) Conviction of the licensee of crime where such crime bears demonstrable relationship to the practice of nursing. A copy of the record of such conviction, certified to by the clerk of the court entering the conviction, shall be conclusive evidence of the conviction.

(b) Gross incompetence or gross negligence of the licensee in the practice of nursing at the level for which the licensee is licensed.

(c) Any willful fraud or misrepresentation in applying for or procuring a license or renewal thereof.

(d) Fraud or deceit of the licensee in the practice of nursing or in admission to such practice.

(e) Impairment as defined in ORS 676.303 (Purposes of health professional regulatory boards).

(f) Conduct derogatory to the standards of nursing.

(g) Violation of any provision of ORS 678.010 (Definitions for ORS 678.010 to 678.410) to 678.448 (Use of titles “Certified Nursing Assistant,” “nursing assistant,” “nurse aide” or “CNA”) or rules adopted thereunder.

(h) Revocation or suspension of a license to practice nursing by any state or territory of the United States, or any foreign jurisdiction authorized to issue nursing credentials whether or not that license or credential was relied upon in issuing that license in this state. A certified copy of the order of revocation or suspension shall be conclusive evidence of such revocation or suspension.

(i) Physical condition that makes the licensee unable to conduct safely the practice for which the licensee is licensed.

(j) Violation of any condition imposed by the board when issuing a limited license.

(2) A certificate of special competence may be denied or suspended or revoked for the reasons stated in subsection (1) of this section.

(3) A license or certificate in inactive status may be denied or suspended or revoked for the reasons stated in subsection (1) of this section.

(4) A license or certificate in retired status may be denied or suspended or revoked for any cause stated in subsection (1) of this section. [1957 c.316 §18 (enacted in lieu of 678.110); 1973 c.584 §11; 1975 c.205 §4; 1979 c.744 §51; 1981 c.369 §7; 1983 c.221 §2; 1985 c.23 §7; 2001 c.275 §2; 2009 c.756 §31]

See annota­tions under ORS 678.115 in permanent edi­tion.

Chapter 678

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Disclosure by Board of Nursing of names, business and home addresses of registered and licensed practical nurses, (1982) Vol. 42, p 382; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 678—Nurses; Nursing Home Administrators, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 678, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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