Revocation Policy

One purpose of certification of hospice and palliative nurses is to provide assurance that any individual using the ACHPN®, CHPN®, CHPPN®, CHPLN®, CHPNA®, CHPCA® or CPLC®credential possesses the license and/or knowledge to provide care to people seeking quality palliative and/or end of life care. Individuals who use the credential must demonstrate the required level of knowledge and meet all requirements for attaining and maintaining the credential. Failure to meet any of these standards may result in revocation of the individual’s certification.

The following conditions or behaviors constitute grounds for disciplinary action (which may include revocation of certification) by the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC):

  • Ineligibility for certification, regardless of when ineligibility is discovered
  • Failure to provide information required or requested by HPCC
  • Falsification of any information requested by HPCC
  • Misrepresentation or misuse of the ACHPN®, CHPN®, CHPPN®,CHPLN®, CHPNA®, CHPCA®or CPLC® credential
  • Any examination violation including but not limited to; copying answers, disrupting an exam, providing and/or receiving unauthorized advice about exam content
  • Gross or repeated negligence, incompetence or malpractice in professional work
  • Limitation, sanction, revocation or suspension by a health care organization, professional organization, or other private or governmental body relating to nursing practice, public health or safety, or nursing certification
  • Any conviction of a felony or misdemeanor directly relating to nursing practice and/or public health and safety

Individuals are expected to self-report any of the above behaviors or resulting actions.

Upon finding that good cause exists to question whether a violation has occurred, the HPCC President will transmit a statement of the allegations to the candidate or certificant by certified mail. The individual will have 30 days to respond to HPCC. The review and appeals process may be instituted prior to final disciplinary action or revocation of certification.

Mark Your Calendars

12th Annual HPNA
Clinical Practice Forum

September 27 – 29, 2018

Marriott City Center, Pittsburgh PA

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