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OSBN Policies & Interpretive Statements

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
​​Law Enforcement Referral Publishing Disciplinary Actions
 Terminology Refund Policy-Licensure Fees  
Nursing Practice Policies/Interpretive Statements
Complementary and Alternative Modalities and Nursing Practice Nursing Assessment and Pronouncement of Death
Cosmetic and Dermatologic Procedures Orientation to a Nursing Position Prior to Licensure in Oregon Scope-of-Practice Decision-Making Guideline for All Licensed Nurses
Credentials Evaluation Services Pain Management Standing Orders Used by RNs and LPNs
Cultural Competency Continuing Education Patient Abandonment RNs Who Perform Sexual Assault Examinations (SAE)
Practice Requirement for LPNs, RNs, and Advanced Practice Nurses Use of Sedation & Anesthetic Agents
Licensed Nurse Supervision in Settings Other Than Community-Based Care RN Delegation in Settings Other Than Community-Based Care Worksetting Guidelines for Licensees in the HPSP
Worksetting Restrictions for Licensees/Certificate Holders on Probation
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Dual Licensure/Certification NCLEX Testing Accommodations Transport Team Exemption
Individualized Re-Entry Plan for LPNs and RNs