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Recent Board Disciplinary Actions
While the overwhelming majority of Ohio nurses practice with high standards, the actions or deficient practice of some have the potential to compromise patient safety and the public’s confidence in the profession. The Ohio Board of Nursing plays a critical role in impacting the safety of nursing care that touches virtually all Ohioans.

The Ohio Board of Nursing works to efficiently handle complaints, investigations, and adjudications to safeguard the health of the public, and in cases involving substance use disorder or practice issues, provide alternatives to discipline programs, if determined appropriate. 

The Compliance Unit processes and investigates more than 7,000 complaints annually including criminal offenses, such as drug theft, impaired practitioners, sub-standard practice, patient abuse and neglect, and other violations of the Nurse Practice Act and administrative rules.