Reporting & Enforcement
Access and Reporting of Administrative and Board Actions
Board of Nursing (BON) disciplinary actions are considered public information according to administrative law. Therefore, BONs may include lists of disciplinary actions on state databases, newsletters and websites. BONs also report disciplinary action to Nursys. Nursys is the only national database for verification of nurse licensure, discipline and practice privileges for RNs and PNs licensed in participating jurisdictions.
Federal law requires that adverse actions (disciplinary actions) taken against a health care professional's license be reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).