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