Arizona Nursing Board Discipline

Arizona Nursing Board DisciplineUnder the current rules of the Arizona Board of Nursing, a nurse facing an investigation or complaint may be subject to various types of Arizona Nursing Board Discipline actions. These include probation, suspension, or revocation of their nursing license. In addition, the health care professional may have difficulty finding future employment or be terminated from their current position unless the investigation is dealt with proactively.  Read from the Board website about the disciplinary process.

In order to maintain your professional reputation it is important to take action against any complaint. Once you receive notice of a complaint it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to ensure the most accurate and effective response to the complaint.

The possible Arizona Nursing Board Discipline include:

  1. Dismissal (case disposition)
  2. Letter of Concern (non-disciplinary outcome)
  3. Decree of Censure
  4. Civil Penalty
  5. Administrative Penalty
  6. Consent Agreement including probation and possibly work restrictions
  7. Suspension
  8. Revocation or the Board can ask for a voluntary surrender in lieu of revocation

Arizona Nursing Board Complaint Tips:

  • Politely refuse to speak to any representative from the Board asking you questions regarding the complaint. State that your attorney has instructed you not to speak to any representative from the Board they should contact your attorney.
  • Do not discuss the events surrounding the complaint with co-workers or the administration of your facility.
  • Document the events surrounding the complaint in detail. Your memory will degrade over time, so make certain to list dates, times, names and events around the event as soon as possible.
  • Any witnesses familiar with the incident that are willing to testify on your behalf should write down their recollection of the events in an affidavit (a sworn statement).

To learn more about Arizona Nursing Board Discipline contact Chelle Law today before communicating with the Arizona State Board of Nursing.