Developing Guidelines for Evaluating the Results of Criminal Background Checks

Source: Nikki Hopkins, Katherine Thomas, Journal of Nursing Regulation, Volume 4, Number 3, October 2013
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From the abstract:
Criminal history is becoming a significant challenge in determining appropriate sanctions for licensed nurses and applicants. Through the development of objective disciplinary guidelines for criminal conduct, the Texas Board of Nursing has been able to ensure consistency and fair consideration of criminal history information in licensing and disciplinary decisions. This article describes the development of the guidelines, the underlying policy considerations, and the efforts to maintain and improve them.