What Does it Mean When a Nurse is on Probation in Arizona?
Probation for licenses of nurses in AZ is offered through a Consent Agreement. The Consent Agreement requires the nurse to do certain things (drug testing, work supervision, counseling, continuing education). Or alternatively, refrain from doing things (unsupervised nursing like home health, working under the Nursing Licensure Compact, using alcohol, etc.). Nurse License Probation can affect:
Arizona State Nursing Board Probation
Nurses who hold a license or certification in Arizona can face license actions by the AZ Board of Nursing for any investigatory matters. If the AZBN determines formal licensing action is necessary it will happen after the completion of an investigation. It’s the job of the Board to review any complaint alleging a violation of the Arizona Nurse Practice Act (“NPA”) and Arizona law. Thus, at an Arizona Nursing Board Meeting the Board will vote to determine the outcome of each investigation, thus, a defense attorney may be needed. The Board can vote on a non-disciplinary outcome or vote to offer the nurse formal discipline.
Standards terms of probation can include:
- Work Supervision
- Drug Testing
- Continuing Education Courses
- Work restrictions:
- No nights
- No registry
- No home health
- No out of state practice
- No more compact privilege
Criminal Record Attorneys
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