4723.34 Reporting misconduct.

(A) A person or governmental entity that employs, or contracts directly or through another person or governmental entity for the provision of services by, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, dialysis technicians, medication aides, or certified community health workers and that knows or has reason to believe that a current or former employee or person providing services under a contract who holds a license or certificate issued under this chapter engaged in conduct that would be grounds for disciplinary action by the board of nursing under this chapter or rules adopted under it shall report to the board of nursing the name of such current or former employee or person providing services under a contract. The report shall be made on the person's or governmental entity's behalf by an individual licensed by the board who the person or governmental entity has designated to make such reports.

A prosecutor in a case described in divisions (B)(3) to (5) of section 4723.28 of the Revised Code, or in a case where the trial court issued an order of dismissal upon technical or procedural grounds of a charge of a misdemeanor committed in the course of practice, a felony charge, or a charge of gross immorality or moral turpitude, who knows or has reason to believe that the person charged is licensed under this chapter to practice nursing as a registered nurse or as a licensed practical nurse or holds a certificate issued under this chapter to practice as a dialysis technician shall notify the board of nursing of the charge. With regard to certified community health workers and medication aides, the prosecutor in a case involving a charge of a misdemeanor committed in the course of employment, a felony charge, or a charge of gross immorality or moral turpitude, including a case dismissed on technical or procedural grounds, who knows or has reason to believe that the person charged holds a community health worker or medication aide certificate issued under this chapter shall notify the board of the charge.

Each notification from a prosecutor shall be made on forms prescribed and provided by the board. The report shall include the name and address of the license or certificate holder, the charge, and the certified court documents recording the action.

(B) If any person or governmental entity fails to provide a report required by this section, the board may seek an order from a court of competent jurisdiction compelling submission of the report.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.194, HB 303, §1, eff. 3/20/2013.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 06-30-2005