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OSBN Policies & Position Papers


Please Note: After a review of existing Board policies and position papers, the Board determined that some of the documents were written using language reserved for Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules. Therefore, during the next eight months, the current posted policies will be incorporated into Oregon Administrative Rule or replaced with Interpretive Statements, Frequently Asked Questions, or Decision Trees. This transition will occur with the input of various stakeholder groups and Board staff.  As new documents are developed, the corresponding policy will be removed from the OSBN website. Completion of this process is targeted for December 31, 2015.

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General Policies
Issue/Project Review and Prioritization Policy  Policymaking Terminology  Refund Policy-Licensure Fees
Nursing Practice Policies/Interpretive Statements
Administration of the Oregon OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire and Clearance for Respirator Fit Testing NPs and CNSs with Prescriptive Authority and Non-Prescriptive Remedies
Authority to Accept and Implement Orders for Client Care and Treatment NPs and CNSs with Prescriptive Authority and Prescriptive Remedies Scope-of-Practice for Advanced Practice Nurses Regarding Ordering of Restraints & Seclusion: Use for Behavior Management (CNS/NP)
Authorized Orders for Client Care Nursing Assessment and Pronouncement of Death Scope-of-Practice Decision-Making Guideline for RN and LPN Practice
Complementary and Alternative Modalities and Nursing Practice Orientation to a Nursing Position Prior to Licensure in Oregon Standing Orders Used by RNs and LPNs
Cosmetic and Dermatologic Procedures Pain Management The Registered Nurse Who Performs Sexual Assault Examinations (SAE)
Direct Entry Midwifery Patient Abandonment The Relationship Between Data Collection by Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) and Nursing Assessment

Employment Requirement for CNAs and CMAs

Practice Requirement for LPNs, RNs, and Advanced Practice Nurses Transport Team Exemption in ORS 678.031
Involuntary Commitment Orders: NP and CNS Scopes of Practice RN Delegation in Settings Other Than Community-Based Care Use of Sedation & Anesthetic Agents
Licensed Nurse Supervision in Settings Other Than Community-Based Care RNs as First Assistants in Surgery Utilization of Prescriptive Authority for CNSs and NPs
Disciplinary Policies
CNAs with Chemical Dependence Licensing/Certification with Immediate Disciplinary Sanctions  Theft, Fraud & Deception
Obtaining/Retaining CNA2 or CMA with an Encumbered CNA1 Murder, Abuse & Neglect  Worksetting Guidelines for Licensees in the HPSP
Discipline of Nurses and Nursing Assistants with Dual Licensure or Certification Patient Abandonment  Worksetting Restrictions for Licensees/Certificate Holders on Probation
Law Enforcement Referral Probation Contingent on Nursing Practice/Performance of Duties  
Lying & Falsification  Publishing Disciplinary Actions  
CNA Exam Accommodations Cultural Competence CE Position Statement  Individual Re-Entry Plans
Credentials Evaluation Services  NCLEX Accommodations