I am a RN in Ohio and I have to renew my license this year. I have the required continuing education for renewal. The RN Renewal Application in Ohio asks a series of questions that may trigger a disciplinary investigation:
1. Have you been convicted of a felony?
2. Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor in the course of nursing practice?
3. Have you received intervention in lieu of conviction (treatment in lieu of conviction for a chemical dependency where a nurse has stolen medication)?
4. Have you been been convicted of any crime that involves moral turpitude or reckless conduct? This is not the exact wording however its close. Moral turpitude is interpreted very broadly under Ohio case law.
5. Have you had any action taken against a professional license in any other state or jurisdiction?
Nurses if you are not sure on whether or not you should respond in the affirmative seek assistance. You can contact the Ohio Board of Nursing for clarification. Or you can seek legal advice and counseling in the form of a legal consultation from an administrative law attorney who practices in this area.
Don't guess if you have questions related to an incident, occurrence, conviction, etc. Make sure you are responding truthfully and accurately to the Ohio RN Renewal Application.