As a practicing nurse, your license is critical to your career. Although you may be anxious if you are under investigation from the Ohio Board of Nursing, an experienced attorney can help by assisting you in presenting your information in a clear and beneficial way.
At Collis, Smiles + Collis, LLC, our attorneys are here to help. From our Columbus office, we represent nurses throughout Ohio in Nursing Board investigations and disciplinary matters of this kind. Tell us your story and let us help you.
Ohio Nursing Board Complaint Investigation Process
Although the Ohio Board of Nursing investigates a wide variety of matters, including:
- Fraud in the license application process
- Past conduct affecting the ability to obtain a license
- Unsafe methods or negligence in practice
- Exceeding the scope of practice
- Medication errors
- Patient abuse
- Impairment of the ability to practice as a result of chemical dependency, alcohol abuse, or mental illness
- Sexual misconduct
Initially, the Ohio Board of Nursing gathers information through an investigation that often includes an interview and statement from the nurse, before determining whether to close the matter, offer a Consent Agreement or proceed to the formal disciplinary process.
Do not hesitate to call us. As nursing license defense attorneys, we have helped many Ohio nurses in this process. Although we cannot promise specific results, we can commit to walking you through every step and to helping you understand your options.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues
For nurses, as for any professionals, alcohol, drugs and mental illness can result in disciplinary actions, whether or not there is any indication that your work has been impaired.
If you are facing a Board of Nursing investigation involving substance abuse or mental illness, our lawyers have the experience to help you.
Tell Us Your Story ∙ Medical License Defense Attorneys
The lawyers of Collis, Smiles + Collis, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio, may be reached at 614-324-9115 or 800-689-4114. We look forward to speaking with you in person.