The Compliance Branch of the Kentucky Board of Nursing monitors the practice of nurses, dialysis technicians, and licensed certified professional midwives who are subject to disciplinary monitoring terms pursuant to an agreed order or Board decision. Additionally, the Compliance Branch reviews reinstatement applications filed by applicants who are subject to disciplinary terms.

Monitoring ​Frequently Asked Questions

It is when KBN has taken disciplinary action by placing the licensee on a monitoring status for a period of time specified in an Agreed Order or Board Decision.  For additional information regarding the KBN disciplinary process, search for the disciplinary process and procedures brochure and the disciplinary process memo in the KBN document library.

A license can be placed on monitoring for a violation of nursing laws or KBN regulations, including the following:

  • Substance abuse or dependence
  • Diverting narcotics from facilities or patients
  • Positive drug screen(s)
  • Practice concerns
  • Medication or documentation errors
  • Practicing outside of the scope of the license
  • Falsification of records
  • Unlawful delegation
  • Violation of nursing ethics
  • License disciplined by another professional licensing agency
  • Criminal convictions

  • Meeting with a KBN staff member at designated intervals
  • Submit to random alcohol/drug screens
  • Have written reports submitted to KBN by therapist, employer, health provider, and others as indicated
  • Limited access to controlled substances
  • Supervision of nursing practice
  • Twelve-step meeting attendance
  • Continuing education
  • Payment of Civil Penalty

  • Closure of a discipline case depends upon compliance with all terms of the Agreed Order or Decision.
  • After completion of all monitoring terms, the KBN licensure validation webpage will be updated to state the following in regard to the disciplinary action: 

  • Failure to remain compliant, or resolve issues of non-compliance, will result in possible suspension or denial of reinstatement.
  • The sanctions of suspension and denial of reinstatement are considered further disciplinary action, which is reported to the National Council State Boards of Nursing disciplinary database (NURSYS), and other state, federal and certifying bodies, as applicable
  • Board staff will make the determination, regarding violations of the Board Ordered monitoring subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Monitoring forms and documents are available by searching for the title below or the word "compliance," in the KBN Document Library

  1. Academic Performance Evaluation
  2. Academic Verification Form
  3. Case Manager Monitoring Schedule
  4. Mental Health Substance Use Disorder Eval Components
  5. Controlled Substance Log
  6. Counselor Evaluation
  7. Counselor Therapist Verification
  8. Employer Verification
  9. Monthly Meeting Documentation
  10. Prescription Medication Report
  11. Probation Parole Drug Court Report
  12. Probation Parole Drug Court Verification
  13. Relapse Prevention Plan
  14. Treating Practitioner Verification
  15. Work Performance Evaluation
  16. Worksheet for APRN in Monitoring
  17. Worksheet Home Health Visits APRN in Monitoring

To obtain additional information on disciplinary monitoring, please contact the Compliance Program Coordinator