How Do I Report an Arizona Nurse For Unprofessional Behavior?
If someone would like to file a complaint against a nurse licensed in Arizona they must first determine if the alleged conduct is reportable. Here is a link to the Board’s website where an individual can file a complaint: Submit a Complaint.
Arizona Nursing Complaint
The following behaviors will not be investigated by the Arizona Board of Nursing:
- Rudeness to peers
- Co-worker disputes
- Personality conflicts
- Labor-management disputes such as work schedules/wages/wrongful termination
- Resignation without notice whereby a patient assignment has not been accepted.
Reportable Nurse Conduct
Below is a list of conduct that can be reported:
- Information that a nurse or certificate holder may be mentally or physically unable to safely practice nursing or perform nursing related duties
- Conduct involving practicing beyond the scope of practice of the license or certificate. Examples include knowingly giving a medication not authorized by a treating provider, obtaining laboratory or other tests not authorized by a treating provider, unauthorized adjusting of dosage
- Conduct which leads to the dismissal for unsafe nursing practice or conduct or other unprofessional conduct
- Conduct that appears to be a contributing factor to high risk/harm to a patient and required medical intervention
- Conduct that appears to be a contributing factor to the death of a patient
- Conduct involving the misuse of alcohol or other chemical substances to the extent that nursing practice may be impaired or may be detrimentally impacted
- Actual or suspected drug diversion
- Pattern of failure to account for medications; failing to account for wastage of control drugs
- Falsification of medical or treatment records
- Pattern of inappropriate judgment or nursing skill
- Failing to assess or intervene in behalf of patient(s)
- Conduct involving sexual contact with a patient, patient family member or other dual relationships
- Conduct involving physical/verbal patient abuse
- Conduct involving misappropriation, theft or exploitation of a patient
- Practicing nursing without a valid nursing license
- Violation of a disciplinary sanction imposed on the nurse’s license by the board
- Conduct that deceives, defrauds or harms the public
If you’re interested in learning more about our Arizona Nursing Board Complaint services and how to protect your rights, set up a consultation with Chelle Law and our Arizona Nursing Attorney reach out to us today.