Disciplinary Process

Disciplinary actions are published in the agency newsletter, the KBN Connection, four times annually, as well as being available on the KBN website.  To view issues of the KBN Connection, go to Forms and select KBN Connection.

A list of disciplinary actions and a brochure are available below:


Discipline on Privilege to Practice

With implementation of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), KBN can take disciplinary action on a nurse's "privilege to practice" in Kentucky (which means the nurse holds an active RN or LPN license in the compact state of her/his primary residence).  KBN has contacted the nurse’s home state (compact state of licensure) and notified them of the disciplinary action taken on a nurse's "privilege to practice."  The nurse’s “privilege to practice” in Kentucky is disciplined the same as if the nurse held licensure in Kentucky.  All disciplinary actions will continue to be public record and will be reported on the KBN website, in the KBN Connection, and reported to Nursys (NCSBN's disciplinary databank system).

Some Important Facts:

  • Factual findings in disciplinary cases will be shared among compact states.
  • A licensee who is under a disciplinary order or agreement that limits practice, requires monitoring, or has an agreement with an alternative program may not work in a remote state without prior written approval of both states. 
  • KBN will provide investigative and disciplinary information to Nursys, which is the National Council of State Boards of Nursing comprehensive national database of nurse licensure information.  The public may access Nursys at www.nursys.com External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain..