Nurses and Midwives Act 2011

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) .