On June 17, 2010 the Arizona State Board of Nursing reviewed and revised the Policy on Reporting Criminal Charges.  The reporting of charges is also referenced in Rule:  R4-19-403 (28) found in the Nurse Practice Act.

§ A.R.S. 32-1632 Qualifications of registered nurse; application for license

§ A.R.S. 32-1637 Qualifications of practical nurse; application for license

§ A.R.S. 32-3208 Criminal charges; mandatory reporting requirements; civil penalty

§ A.R.S. 32-3208 requires that licensees and applicants for licensure report misdemeanor criminal charges involving conduct that may affect patient safety or a felony to the health professional’s regulatory board within 10 working days after the charge is filed.

Policy:

All felony charges must be reported to the Board of Nursing within 10 working days after the charge is filed. The following types of misdemeanor criminal offenses and or charges involving conduct listed below are offenses that have been determined by the Board to be  reportable pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-3208 to the Board of Nursing within 10 working days after the charge is filed:

  • Assault and Related Offenses: Including but not limited to domestic violence, touch with the intent to injure, intentional touching, striking or contact with another person that is harmful or offensive whether or not injury occurs, battery, abuse, threat of violence or harm to somebody else, threatening and harassment, violation of an order of protection, attempt to do violence or harm, disorderly conduct, criminal damage, illegal possession or sale of weapon, other weapon laws violations  …
  • Theft and Related Offenses: Including but not limited to larceny, stealing, taking or the attempted taking of someone else’s property without permission, receiving stolen property, identity theft, shoplifting, burglary, embezzlement, looting, robbery, trespassing, intrusion, fraud (theft by deception), criminal conversion, criminal bad check, embezzlement, unlawful entry, trespassing …
  • Fraud, Deceit and Related Offenses: Including but not limited to identity theft, mail fraud, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, welfare fraud, fraudulent schemes, misrepresentation …
  • Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation of a Child or Vulnerable Adult and Related Offenses: Including but not limited to child abuse, elder abuse, abandonment, physical abuse, emotional abuse, extortion, endangerment, mistreatment …
  • Sexual and Related Offenses: Including but not limited to rape, sexual abuse, molestation, unwanted touch, sexual harassment, pornography, prostitution, solicitation, fondling, sex with a minor, incest, statutory rape, abduction, assault with intent to commit rape, indecent assault, contributing to the delinquency of a child involving sexual misconduct, sodomy, indecent exposure, indecent liberties with children, carnal knowledge of children, soliciting or enticing or otherwise communicating with a child for immoral purposes, vagrancy involving immoral or sexual misconduct …
  • Drug and/or Alcohol Related Offenses: Including but not limited to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs prescription fraud, theft of drugs, sale of drugs, use of drugs, distribution of drugs, manufacturing, growing, possession of drugs, paraphernalia, public intoxication, liquor law violations, …
  • Arson and Related Offenses: Including the deliberate setting of a fire(s)
  • Animal Abuse, Cruelty and Related Offenses: Including but not limited to causing unjustified injury or death to an animal

Revised and approved by the Board June 17, 2010

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Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02(A)(1)(a), the Arizona State Board of Nursing will post all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing Meetings and any of its committees and subcommittees on the Board's website at www.azbn.gov. Notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

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