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Probation Monitoring Plan

POLICY

To assure patient/client safety and to ensure that the respondent is competent to practice or assist in the practice of nursing, the terms and conditions of the respondent’s Board Order will include specific requirements. 

DEFINITION (NDAC 54-01-03-01)

“Probation” means restrictions requirements, or limitations placed against a licensee or registrant through monitoring for a prescribed period of time.

PROCEDURES:

  1. The period of time that the respondent’s license/registration to practice as a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, or unlicensed assistive person in the State of North Dakota be placed on probation is determined by the Board. 
  2. The respondent will complete a minimum specified number of hours of nursing practice as determined by the Board and as identified in the Board Order. 
  3. The Board Order may include periodic work performance evaluations, self assessment reports, supervision/monitoring plan, continuing education or academic course study, and such other requirements as determined by the Board. 
  4. The respondent requiring educational courses to meet the terms and conditions of the Board Order is responsible to adhere to these requirements and to maintain documentation of having completed the required courses.   Education offerings can be located on the internet and through colleges, universities, and nursing programs.  Board ordered educational courses must have been accredited or approved for CE by one of the following:
  • The North Dakota Board of Nursing
  • NCSBN Learning Extension (www.learningext.com)
  • A health care regulatory board or professional organization of any state that is nationally accredited to approve CE. 
  1. The appropriate monitoring forms for required progress reports as identified in the respondent’s Board Order may be obtained below. 
  2. Reporting requirement for teh duration of the Board Order:

Initial reports are due withing thirty (30) days of the date of the Board Order.

Monthly reports are due by the tenth day of the next calendar month (i.e., May reports are due by June 10th).

Quarterly reports are due by the 10th day of January, April, July, and October.

I acknowledge that although other individuals may need to submit documents on my behalf, the ultimate responsibility for carrying out the provisions of this Stipulation for Settlement is mine.

  1. The respondent will pay an encumbrance monitoring fee of thirty dollars ($30) per month.  Payment is due by the tenth day of each calendar month for the duration of the encumbrance.   Billing statements will not be issued.  Any non-sufficient funds (NSF) payment will require all future payments in the form of a money order. 
  2. It is the responsibility of the respondent to duly monitor all status aspects of the respondent’s Board Order, including meeting all deadlines and submitting all required documentation on a timely basis.     
  3. Failure to respond to any and all requirements of the Board Order will be viewed as non-compliance and may result in referral to the Disciplinary Review Panel for further disciplinary action.  
  4. Violation of any term of probation, condition, or limitation imposed by the Board may result in the assessment of administrative fees.

First Letter of Concern          $100
Second Letter of Concern     $150
Third Letter of Concern         $200

  1. In the event of noncompliance of a Board Order or further violation of Nurse Practices Act, materials submitted by the respondent or on the behalf of the respondent can and will be used     as evidence of grounds for disciplinary action by the Board.


Approved 05/01
Reviewed/Revised 07/17

Resources Updated: 4/20/2017 8:26:17 AM