Arizona Board of Nursing Investigation Notice

Arizona Board of Nursing Investigation NoticeThe Arizona Board of Nursing (“Board”) is given wide-ranging investigative powers when determining whether to discipline licensed or certified nurses practicing in Arizona.  The Board has the power to suspend, revoke or limit a nurse’s license or certificate after it has completed an investigation.

If the Board concludes, after an investigation, that reasonable grounds exist to bring disciplinary action against a nurse, the Board will serve the nurse with written notice of the possible disciplinary action.  The written notice will contain:

  • The facts gathered by the investigator along with the specific rules or statutes that the Board believes were violated.
  • A request that the nurse rebuts or explains why the Board should not take disciplinary action.

A nurse must submit a written request for a hearing within 30 days from the service of the notice letter or the Board will consider all of the allegations admitted and the Board will take disciplinary action.

No nurse should fail to ask for a hearing to explain the facts surrounding the investigation.  Arizona law allows anyone under investigation before the Board to have an attorney present at the hearing.  The hearing will give the nurse and their attorney an opportunity to explain their side of the story and hopefully minimize any disciplinary action taken.

Know your rights!  Contact an attorney and request a hearing.  Do not let the Board pass judgment without hearing your side of the story first.

If you have any questions about an Arizona Board of Nursing Investigation Notice contact Chelle Law.

Arizona Board of Nursing Renewal Fees and Penalties

Arizona Board of Nursing Renewal Fees and PenaltiesArizona law specifies the maximum amount the Arizona Board of the Nursing may charge nurses for applications, renewals, certifications, clerical work, fees and penalties.  Here is a list of the current Arizona Board of Nursing Renewal Fees and Penalties.  The amounts for a select number of activities are as follows (all values are current as of 10/21/2013):

Initial Exams and Applications

• CNA Exam with Document $50
• CNA Exam without Document $0
• CNA Endorsement with Document $50
• RN/LPN Endorsement $150
• RN/LPN Exam Fee & Licensure Fee $300
• RN/LPN Exam Fee – 2nd Time $100
• RN/LPN Fingerprint Fee $50
• School Nurse $75
• Nurse Practitioner (NP) $150
• Nurse Practitioner Prescribing/Dispensing $150
• Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) $150
• Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) $150

Application for Renewal (before expiration)

• CNA: Every 2 Years With Document $50
• CNA: Every 2 Years Without Document $0
• CMA: Every 2 Years With Renewal of CNA $65
• RN/LPN: Every 4 Years $160
• SCHOOL NURSE: every 6 years $25

Clerical Work

• COPY OF NURSE PRACTICE ACT $5
• ADVISORY OPINIONS $15
• RESOURCE MANUAL $35
• DELEGATION RESOURCE FOLDER $5
• TRANSCRIPTS FROM NURSING PROGRAMS $25
• VERIFICATIONS: AP/RN/LPN-(AZ sends to another state) $50
• VERIFICATIONS: CNA $50
OTHER:  2010
• FAILURE TO REPORT CHANGE OF ADDRESS $25
• COPYING OF RECORDS .50¢/page if > 50 pages
• COMPUTERIZED DISKETTES $100
• DUPLICATE LICENSE $25
• DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE $25
• DUPLICATE NP, CNS, CRNA, SCHOOL NURSE CERTIFICATE $25
• NOTARY SERVICES $2
• INSUFFICIENT FUND CHECK $50
• REGISTRATION FEE/BOARD CONFERENCES $100
• WORKING ON EXPIRED LICENSE/CERTIFICATE Refer to Policy

The licensure/certification process can be a lengthy and expensive process, so make certain to give yourself enough time to meet the deadlines set by the Arizona Board of Nursing.  Failing to submit the correct fee amounts or meet the stringent deadlines could lead to fines or the loss of your license.

If you have a question about Arizona Board of Nursing Renewal Fees and Penalties contact Chelle Law.