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OSBN Policies & Interpretive Statements

Please Note: Some of the policies posted below are being incorporated into Oregon Administrative Rule or replaced with Interpretive Statements, Frequently Asked Questions, or Decision Trees. This ongoing transition will occur with the input of various stakeholder groups and Board staff. 

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General Policies
​​Publishing Disciplinary Actions Refund Policy-Licensure Fees  Terminology
Nursing Practice Policies/Interpretive Statements
Complementary and Alternative Modalities and Nursing Practice Foot Care Provided by RNs and LPNs
Cosmetic and Dermatologic Procedures Licensed Nurse Supervision in Settings Other Than Community-Based Care Scope-of-Practice Decision-Making Guideline for All Licensed Nurses
Cultural Competency Continuing Education Nursing Assessment and Pronouncement of Death Standing Orders Used by RNs and LPNs
Orientation to a Nursing Position Prior to Licensure in Oregon RNs Who Perform Sexual Assault Examinations (SAE)
​Fitness to Practice: Evaluation of Applicants Pain Management Use of Sedation & Anesthetic Agents
​Fitness to Practice: Failure to Disclose, Lying, or Falsification of Applications Patient Abandonment ​​Worksetting Guidelines for Licensees in the HPSP or on Board-Ordered Probation
Fitness to Practice: Sexual Misconduct ​​Practice Requirement for LPNs, RNs, and Advanced Practice Nurses
Fitness to Practice: Substance Use Disorders & Positive Criminal Background Check for SUD RN Delegation in Settings Other Than Community-Based Care
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Dual Licensure/Certification NCLEX Testing Accommodations Transport Team Exemption
Individualized Re-Entry Plan for LPNs and RNs