Oregon Board of Nursing

Rule Rule 851-031-0040
Nurses Not Licensed in Oregon Hired to Meet a Temporary Staffing Shortage


(1)

Nurses who are hired in Oregon to meet a temporary staffing shortage in a coronary care unit, intensive care unit, emergency department (see ORS 678.031 (Application of ORS 678.010 to 678.410) and 678.034 (Hospitals to notify board of nurses employed to meet temporary staffing shortage)), or in a long term care facility as defined in these rules, and who do not hold a current Oregon license may be temporarily employed if the following conditions are met:

(a)

Employer submits written notification to the Board of Nursing by the day the nurse is placed on staff indicating:

(A)

Date nurse(s) placed on staff;

(B)

Name(s) of nurse(s);

(C)

Jurisdiction(s) of current licensure of nurse(s) so hired indicating evidence used to determine current unencumbered licensure;

(D)

Nature of staffing shortage; and

(E)

There is no labor dispute affecting nurses at the place of employment.

(b)

A nurse hired under ORS 678.031 (Application of ORS 678.010 to 678.410)(6)(e):

(A)

Must apply for an Oregon license to practice nursing (see OAR 851-031-0030 (License by Endorsement)) by the day the nurse is placed on staff.

(B)

A nurse not applying for an Oregon license by the day placed on staff shall be subject to a civil penalty for practicing nursing without an Oregon license as indicated in OAR 851-045-0025.

(2)

The Board shall notify the Oregon Department of Human Resources of any hospital not complying with subsection (1)(a) of this rule or any hospital hiring nurses not complying with subsection (1)(b) of this rule.

(3)

The Board shall notify the Department of Human Services of any long term care facility not complying with subsection (1)(a) of this rule or any long term care facility hiring nurses not complying with subsection (1)(b) of this rule.
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