Nurses and Midwives Act 2011

PART 9

Measures taken with regard to Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives following Reports of Fitness to Practise Committee

69.

Duty of Board to decide on appropriate measures to be taken.

69.— (1) Subject to subsection (3) and section 70 , the Board shall, as soon as is practicable after receiving and considering the report referred to in section 67(1) of the Fitness to Practise Committee in relation to a complaint concerning a registered nurse or registered midwife, decide that one or more than one of the following sanctions be imposed on the nurse or midwife:

( a) an advice or admonishment, or a censure, in writing;

( b) a censure in writing and a fine not exceeding €2,000;

( c) the attachment of conditions to the nurse’s or midwife’s registration, including restrictions on the practice of nursing or midwifery that may be engaged in by the nurse or midwife;

( d) the transfer of the nurse’s or midwife’s registration to another division;

( e) the suspension of the nurse’s or midwife’s registration for a specified period;

( f) the cancellation of the nurse’s or midwife’s registration from the register of nurses and midwives or a division of that register;

( g) a prohibition from applying for a specified period for the restoration of the nurse’s or midwife’s registration in the register of nurses and midwives or a division.

(2) For the avoidance of doubt, if the report referred to in section 67(1) follows an undertaking or consent under section 65(1) , then the measures to be taken in respect of the nurse or midwife shall be those contained in the report.

(3) Where the Board wishes to make a decision under subsection (1)(f) in a case to which section 55(6)(a) applies, the Board may do so notwithstanding that there is no report from the Fitness to Practise Committee under section 67(1) .