OAR 851-054-0100
Disciplinary Action on Clinical Nurse Specialist License


The Board may deny, suspend, or revoke the authority of a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) to practice under a limited or full license for the causes identified in ORS 678.111 (Causes for denial, revocation or suspension of license or probation, reprimand or censure of licensee)(1).


Revocation, suspension, or any other encumbrance of a registered nurse license, or any special authority to practice as a CNS, in another state, territory of the United States, or any foreign jurisdiction may be grounds for denial of clinical nurse specialist licensure in Oregon.


It shall be conduct derogatory to nursing standards for the CNS to:


Charge the client or any third-party payer in a grossly negligent manner;


Use ordering or prescriptive authority without sufficiently documented evidence of advanced nursing assessment and establishment of the client/provider relationship;


Prescribe or dispense medications without specific authority under state or federal law;


Practice as a CNS in a specialty area or scope of practice not supported by the licensee’s clinical and didactic training.

Source: Rule 851-054-0100 — Disciplinary Action on Clinical Nurse Specialist License, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=851-054-0100.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 851-054-0100’s source at or​.us