Nevada Professions, Occupations and Businesses

Sec. § 632.347
Grounds for denial, revocation or suspension of license or certificate or other disciplinary action.


1.

The Board may deny, revoke or suspend any license or certificate applied for or issued pursuant to this chapter, or take other disciplinary action against a licensee or holder of a certificate, upon determining that the licensee or certificate holder:

(a)

Is guilty of fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license or certificate pursuant to this chapter.

(b)

Is guilty of any offense:

(1)

Involving moral turpitude; or

(2)

Related to the qualifications, functions or duties of a licensee or holder of a certificate,
Ê in which case the record of conviction is conclusive evidence thereof.

(c)

Has been convicted of violating any of the provisions of NRS 616D.200, 616D.220, 616D.240 or 616D.300 to 616D.440, inclusive.

(d)

Is unfit or incompetent by reason of gross negligence or recklessness in carrying out usual nursing functions.

(e)

Uses any controlled substance, dangerous drug as defined in chapter 454 of NRS, or intoxicating liquor to an extent or in a manner which is dangerous or injurious to any other person or which impairs his or her ability to conduct the practice authorized by the license or certificate.

(f)

Is a person with mental incompetence.

(g)

Is guilty of unprofessional conduct, which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(1)

Conviction of practicing medicine without a license in violation of chapter 630 of NRS, in which case the record of conviction is conclusive evidence thereof.

(2)

Impersonating any applicant or acting as proxy for an applicant in any examination required pursuant to this chapter for the issuance of a license or certificate.

(3)

Impersonating another licensed practitioner or holder of a certificate.

(4)

Permitting or allowing another person to use his or her license or certificate to practice as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, nursing assistant or medication aide - certified.

(5)

Repeated malpractice, which may be evidenced by claims of malpractice settled against the licensee or certificate holder.

(6)

Physical, verbal or psychological abuse of a patient.

(7)

Conviction for the use or unlawful possession of a controlled substance or dangerous drug as defined in chapter 454 of NRS.

(h)

Has willfully or repeatedly violated the provisions of this chapter. The voluntary surrender of a license or certificate issued pursuant to this chapter is prima facie evidence that the licensee or certificate holder has committed or expects to commit a violation of this chapter.

(i)

Is guilty of aiding or abetting any person in a violation of this chapter.

(j)

Has falsified an entry on a patient’s medical chart concerning a controlled substance.

(k)

Has falsified information which was given to a physician, pharmacist, podiatric physician or dentist to obtain a controlled substance.

(l)

Has knowingly procured or administered a controlled substance or a dangerous drug as defined in chapter 454 of NRS that is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, unless the unapproved controlled substance or dangerous drug:

(1)

Was procured through a retail pharmacy licensed pursuant to chapter 639 of NRS;

(2)

Was procured through a Canadian pharmacy which is licensed pursuant to chapter 639 of NRS and which has been recommended by the State Board of Pharmacy pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 639.2328;

(3)

Is marijuana being used for medical purposes in accordance with chapter 453A of NRS; or

(4)

Is an investigational drug or biological product prescribed to a patient pursuant to NRS 630.3735 or 633.6945.

(m)

Has been disciplined in another state in connection with a license to practice nursing or a certificate to practice as a nursing assistant or medication aide - certified, or has committed an act in another state which would constitute a violation of this chapter.

(n)

Has engaged in conduct likely to deceive, defraud or endanger a patient or the general public.

(o)

Has willfully failed to comply with a regulation, subpoena or order of the Board.

(p)

Has operated a medical facility at any time during which:

(1)

The license of the facility was suspended or revoked; or

(2)

An act or omission occurred which resulted in the suspension or revocation of the license pursuant to NRS 449.160.
Ê This paragraph applies to an owner or other principal responsible for the operation of the facility.

(q)

Is an advanced practice registered nurse who has failed to obtain any training required by the Board pursuant to NRS 632.2375.

(r)

Is an advanced practice registered nurse who has failed to comply with the provisions of NRS 453.163, 453.164, 453.226, 639.23507, 639.2391 to 639.23916, inclusive, and any regulations adopted by the State Board of Pharmacy pursuant thereto.

(s)

Has engaged in the fraudulent, illegal, unauthorized or otherwise inappropriate prescribing, administering or dispensing of a controlled substance listed in schedule II, III or IV.

(t)

Has violated the provisions of NRS 454.217 or 629.086.

2.

For the purposes of this section, a plea or verdict of guilty or guilty but mentally ill or a plea of nolo contendere constitutes a conviction of an offense. The Board may take disciplinary action pending the appeal of a conviction.

3.

A licensee or certificate holder is not subject to disciplinary action solely for administering auto-injectable epinephrine pursuant to a valid order issued pursuant to NRS 630.374 or 633.707.

4.

As used in this section, “investigational drug or biological product” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 454.351.
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