Information obtained during an investigation will be presented to the board for review and consideration as soon as it is available. If it is determined that the alleged conduct should be addressed through the formal disciplinary process, a hearing will be ordered and the nurse will be served with legal notice of the scheduled event. An opportunity for resolution of the issues through an informal settlement agreement may be proposed prior to the hearing, thereby eliminating the need for formal proceedings.
Nurses named in a Statement of Charges have the option to retain legal counsel, at their own expense, or represent themselves during this process. The board may impose one or more of the following sanctions as disposition in a contested case:
- Civil Penalty
- Continuing Education
- Citation and Warning
Please Note: Iowa Administrative Code allows the licensee to have due process until final resolution. The licensee may continue to practice during this process.
We appreciate your patience, as the complaint process can be lengthy. If you have further questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.