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About Discipline

The Board make take disciplinary action against a nurse's license in response to violations of the law. Nurses must keep in mind that investigations, informal conferences, hearings, and disciplinary actions are conducted from the perspective of protecting the public. The Board does not take any disciplinary action against a nurse's license without due process, which includes the opportunity for an adjudicatory hearing and the right to be represented by counsel.
The only time the Board may suspend a license is if there is enough evidence to believe that there is a threat to the safety of the public in accordance with 5 MRSA Sec 10004. Should this happen, the nurse is automatically scheduled for an adjudicatory hearing within 30 days of the suspension.

To Register Complaints against Nursing Home or Hospitals in Maine- please call 1-800-383-2441

Home Health Care Agencies - Licensing & Regulatory Services, questions & complaints - please call 1-800-621-8222