2017 ORS 678.113¹
When evaluation of mental or physical condition, demonstration of competency or evidence of continuing education may be required
  • rules

(1) During the course of an investigation into the performance or conduct of an applicant, certificate holder or licensee, the Oregon State Board of Nursing may order mental health, physical condition or chemical dependency evaluations of the applicant, certificate holder or licensee upon reasonable belief that the applicant, certificate holder or licensee is unable to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients.

(2) When the board has reasonable cause to believe that an applicant, certificate holder or licensee is or may be unable to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients, the board may order a competency examination of the applicant, certificate holder or licensee for the purpose of determining the fitness of the applicant, certificate holder or licensee to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients.

(3) A licensee or certificate holder by practicing nursing, or an applicant by applying to practice nursing in Oregon, gives consent to submit to mental health, physical condition or chemical dependency evaluations when ordered by the board and waives any objection on the grounds of privileged communication to the admissibility of information derived from evaluations ordered by the board.

(4) By rule, the board may require evidence of continuing education in an accredited program as a prerequisite for renewal of registered or practical nursing licenses, or both, or may require continuing education for persons whose license has lapsed for nonpayment of fees, who have not practiced nursing for five years, or who have their licenses suspended or revoked as a condition to relicensure. [1973 c.584 §9; 1975 c.205 §5; 1995 c.79 §341; 1999 c.375 §1]

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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