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§ 1444.5. Disciplinary Guidelines.

16 CA ADC § 1444.5Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 14. Board of Registered Nursing
Article 4. Grounds for Discipline, Disciplinary Proceedings and Rehabilitation
16 CCR § 1444.5
§ 1444.5. Disciplinary Guidelines.
In reaching a decision on a disciplinary action under the administrative adjudication provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Government Code Section 11400 et seq.), the board shall consider the disciplinary guidelines entitled: “Recommended Guidelines for Disciplinary Orders and Conditions of Probation” (10/02), which are hereby incorporated by reference. Deviation from these guidelines and orders, including the standard terms of probation, is appropriate where the board, in its sole discretion, determines that the facts of the particular case warrant such a deviation--for example: the presence of mitigating factors; the age of the case; evidentiary problems.
Notwithstanding the disciplinary guidelines, any proposed decision issued in accordance with the procedures set forth in Chapter 5 (commencing with section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code that contains any finding of fact that the licensee engaged in any acts of sexual contact, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 729 of the Business and Professions Code, with a patient, or has committed an act or been convicted of a sex offense as defined in Section 44010 of the Education Code, shall contain an order revoking the license. The proposed decision shall not contain an order staying the revocation of the license.


Note: Authority cited: Section 2715, Business and Professions Code; and Section 11400.20, Government Code. Reference: Sections 726, 729, 2750, 2759, 2761 and 2762, Business and Professions Code; Section 44010, Education Code; and Section 11425.50, Government Code.
1. New section filed 6-17-97; operative 6-17-97 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 97, No. 25).
2. Amendment of “Recommended Guidelines for Disciplinary Orders and Conditions of Probation” (incorporated by reference) and amendment of section filed 6-14-2000; operative 7-14-2000 (Register 2000, No. 24).
3. Amendment of section and Note filed 4-24-2003; operative 5-24-2003 (Register 2003, No. 17).
4. Amendment of section and Note filed 7-23-2014; operative 7-23-2014 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2014, No. 30).
5. Amendment of first paragraph filed 5-20-2021; operative 5-20-2021 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2021, No. 21).
This database is current through 6/28/24 Register 2024, No. 26.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 1444.5, 16 CA ADC § 1444.5
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