Whether by order of the Board (subsequent to a board hearing) or by voluntary agreement (later approved by the Board), the types of discipline are:
The least restrictive form of discipline. A written communication of admonishment to the individual stating the Board’s concerns. This discipline remains associated with the individual’s license file as “Prior Board Action”.
Suspension with Stay and/or Probation:
The license remains active, but is suspended with stay of said suspension. The licensee is placed under board staff supervision and must meet probationary monitoring requirements. Failure to comply may result in an automatic suspension of the license.
Suspension of license:
The license is held in abeyance and the individual is prohibited from the practice of nursing during the period of suspension.
Voluntary Surrender of License:
A type of Consent Order in which the license or permit is invalidated at the time of relinquishment; the findings of fact are admitted; the individual is ineligible for license reinstatement for a minimum of two years and until meeting certain requirements; and the action is reported in the same manner as a final decision by the Board. Also see Board Rules and Regulations at 3409.C.1-3.
Summary Suspension of License:
When it has been determined by board staff that the public health, safety and welfare require emergency action, immediate suspension of issued by staff pending a disciplinary proceeding that shall be promptly instituted and determined at the next regularly scheduled board meeting. Notice to the individual is sent by certified mail to the board’s address of record.
Revocation of License:
The license is annulled or made void. A revoked licensee may apply for reinstatement five years after the date that the board’s revocation order became final. However, a person whose license or licenses are revoked permanently or are declared permanently revoked shall never be allowed to practice registered nursing in Louisiana, and an application for reinstatement shall not be considered.