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Nursing boards evaluate when a licensee’s disciplinary action may be waived during pandemic

Professionals whose licensees are encumbered by a disciplinary action that may prevent them from practicing can have that action waived under certain circumstances, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) advises. The council recently addressed the issue of which nurses with encumbered licenses can have discipline waived during a public health emergency like a pandemic.

With a new Policy Brief, "Evaluating Board of Nursing Discipline during the COVID-19 Pandemic," issued in October, the NCSBN outlines what factors boards should consider and makes recommendations for . . .

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