Information found during an investigation is taken before the board for consideration. If the board finds the alleged conduct needs addressed through the formal disciplinary process, the board staff will:
- Schedule a hearing, and
- Provide the nurse legal notice of the scheduled event.
A resolution through an informal settlement agreement may be proposed before the hearing. An informal settlement eliminates 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:
- Continuing Education
- Citation and Warning
- Civil Penalty
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.