The Kentucky Board of Nursing is authorized to deny a license or to issue a license under disciplinary conditions because of an applicant's criminal conviction. KRS 314.091(1) states, in part: "The board [of nursing] shall have power to reprimand, deny, limit, revoke, probate, or suspend any license . . . to practice nursing issued by the board or applied for in accordance with this chapter . . . upon proof that the person . . . (b) has been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving drugs, alcohol, fraud, deceit, falsification of records, a breach of trust, physical harm or endangerment to others, or dishonesty . . ."
Similar language pertaining to Dialysis Technicians and Licensed Certified Professional Midwives can be located at: 201 KAR 20:470 Sec. 6 - Dialysis Technicians; and 201 KAR 20:630 Sec.1 - Licensed Certified Professional Midwives. These regulations can be accessed by selecting "201 KAR Chapter 20" from the Laws and Regulations webpage nested under the Consumer Protection tab at the top of the KBN website. After opening Title 201 of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR), navigate down the page to Chapter 20, which lists all regulations promulgated by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Likewise, KRS 314.091(1)(b) can be accessed by selecting KRS Chapter 314 on the aforementioned Laws and Regulations webpage nested under the Consumer Protection tab at the top of the KBN website. After opening KRS Chapter 314, it is necessary to scroll down to KRS 314.091 and click on the specific statute being sought.