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What Is a Violation?

NDCC 43-12.1-14. GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINE PENALTIES. The board may deny, limit, revoke, encumber, or suspend any license or registration to practice nursing issued by the board or applied for in accordance with this chapter; reprimand, place on probation, or otherwise discipline a licensee, registrant, or applicant; deny admission to licensure or registration examination; or require evidence of evaluation and treatment; or issue a nondisciplinary letter of concern to a licensee, registrant, or applicant, upon proof that the person:

  1. Has been arrested, charged or convicted by a court, or has entered a plea of nolo contendere to a crime in any jurisdiction that relates adversely to the practice of nursing and the licensee or registrant has not demonstrated sufficient rehabilitation under section 12.1-33-02.1;
  2. Has been disciplined by a board of nursing in another jurisdiction, or has had a license or registration to practice nursing or to assist in the practice of nursing or to practice in another health care occupation or profession denied, revoked, suspended, or otherwise sanctioned;
  3. Has engaged in any practice inconsistent with the standards of nursing practice;
  4. Has obtained or attempted to obtain by fraud or deceit a license or registration to practice nursing, or has submitted to the board any information that is fraudulent, deceitful, or false;
  5. Has engaged in a pattern of practice or other behavior that demonstrates professional misconduct;
  6. Has diverted or attempted to divert supplies, equipment, drugs or controlled substances for personal use or unauthorized use;
  7. Has practiced nursing in this state without a current license or as otherwise prohibited by this chapter;
  8. Has failed to report any violation of this chapter or rules adopted under this chapter; or
  9. Has failed to observe and follow the duly adopted standards, policies, directives, and orders of the board, or has violated any other provision of this chapter.