The Arizona Board of Nursing (“Board”) licenses, certifies, investigates and disciplines all licensed practical nurses (“LPN”s) practicing in Arizona. The Board can initiate an investigation during the following situations:
- During the application process
- If the nurse self-reports a violation
- When a complaint is filed against the nurse
Read about the Arizona Board of Nursing Complaint and Discipline process. Any time the Board proceeds with an investigation into a possible act of unprofessional conduct by a LPN, the investigator will send the nurse a Questionnaire. There are a number of different types of Questionnaires that the Board will request the nurse to fill out. This post will examine the Investigative Questionnaire sent to the nurse during an investigation involving possible acts of unprofessional conduct.
The Investigative Questionnaire will ask for a detailed description of the event(s), in addition to, a detailed employment history for the last five years. It is important to keep detailed records of all documents associated with past employment.
If patient care is at issue during the investigation the LPN will have to give detailed information as to the patient at issue including relevant outcomes, diagnoses, and facility information.
Receiving an Investigative Questionnaire can be a scary thing for any nurse, but it is important that you seek an attorney prior to responding to any request for information from the Board. A lawyer experienced in dealing with Board investigations can help you prepare a proper and thorough response.
If you have any questions about an Arizona Board of Nursing LPN Investigative Questionnaire please contact Chelle Law.