(A) The board of nursing, by vote of a quorum, may impose one or more of the following sanctions against any individual who applies for, or holds, a medication aide certificate: deny, revoke, suspend, or place restrictions on the certificate; reprimand or otherwise discipline the holder of a medication aide certificate; or impose a fine of not more than five hundred dollars per violation. The sanctions may be imposed for any of the reasons specified in division (A) or (B) of section 4723.28 of the Revised Code, to the extent that those reasons are applicable to medication aides or applicants as specified in rules adopted under section 4723.69 of the Revised Code.
(B) Disciplinary actions taken by the board under this section shall be taken pursuant to an adjudication conducted under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, except that in lieu of a hearing, the board may enter into a consent agreement with an individual to resolve an allegation of a violation of this chapter or any rule adopted under it. A consent agreement, when ratified by vote of a quorum, shall constitute the findings and order of the board with respect to the matter addressed in the agreement. If the board refuses to ratify a consent agreement, the admissions and findings contained in the agreement shall be of no effect.
(C) In taking actions under this section, the board has the same powers and duties that it has when taking actions under section 4723.28 of the Revised Code. In addition, the board may issue an order to summarily suspend or automatically suspend a medication aide certificate in the same manner that the board is authorized to take those actions under section 4723.281 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.194,HB 303, §1, eff. 3/20/2013.
Effective Date: 06-30-2005