In the manner prescribed in ORS chapter 183 for a contested case:
(1) Issuance of the license to practice nursing, whether by examination or by indorsement, of any person may be refused or the license may be revoked or suspended or the licensee may be placed on probation for a period specified by the Oregon State Board of Nursing and subject to such condition as the board may impose or may be issued a limited license or may be reprimanded or censured by the board, for any of the following causes:
(a) Conviction of the licensee of crime where such crime bears demonstrable relationship to the practice of nursing. A copy of the record of such conviction, certified to by the clerk of the court entering the conviction, shall be conclusive evidence of the conviction.
(b) Gross incompetence or gross negligence of the licensee in the practice of nursing at the level for which the licensee is licensed.
(c) Any willful fraud or misrepresentation in applying for or procuring a license or renewal thereof.
(d) Fraud or deceit of the licensee in the practice of nursing or in admission to such practice.
(e) Use of any controlled substance or intoxicating liquor to an extent or in a manner dangerous or injurious to the licensee or others or to an extent that such use impairs the ability to conduct safely the practice for which the licensee is licensed.
(f) Conduct derogatory to the standards of nursing.
(g) Violation of any provision of ORS 678.010 to 678.445 or rules adopted thereunder.
(h) Revocation or suspension of a license to practice nursing by any state or territory of the United States, or any foreign jurisdiction authorized to issue nursing credentials whether or not that license or credential was relied upon in issuing that license in this state. A certified copy of the order of revocation or suspension shall be conclusive evidence of such revocation or suspension.
(i) Physical or mental condition that makes the licensee unable to conduct safely the practice for which the licensee is licensed.
(j) Violation of any condition imposed by the board when issuing a limited license.
(2) A certificate of special competence may be denied or suspended or revoked for the reasons stated in subsection (1) of this section.
(3) A license or certificate in inactive status may be denied or suspended or revoked for the reasons stated in subsection (1) of this section.
(4) A license or certificate in retired status may be denied or suspended or revoked for any cause stated in subsection (1) of this section. [1957 c.316 §18 (enacted in lieu of 678.110); 1973 c.584 §11; 1975 c.205 §4; 1979 c.744 §51; 1981 c.369 §7; 1983 c.221 §2; 1985 c.23 §7; 2001 c.275 §2]Section: Previous 678.070 678.080 678.085 678.090 678.100 678.101 678.110 678.111 678.112 678.113 678.115 678.117 678.120 678.121 678.123 Next
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