Everything You Need to Know about California’s Nursing Practice Act

| Posted in Licensing Defense on December 29, 2022

When you decided to become a nurse, you probably focused on the practical skills and academic knowledge that you would need to pass the NCLEX. You may not have realized that you would also have to familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations surrounding the practice of nursing.  California’s Nursing Practice Act governs all aspects… read more

Received an Accusation From California Board of Registered Nursing

| Posted in Licensing Defense,News on December 8, 2022

To initiate disciplinary proceedings, the Board of Registered Nursing in the state of California must first notify the individual nurse. This is accomplished by filing an Accusation. An Accusation is a formal pleading document which outlines all of the reasons the California Board of Registered Nursing is seeking discipline against the nurse, as well as… read more

Licensing Board Investigation – How Will It Impact My Career?

| Posted in Licensing Defense,News on December 8, 2022

Page Contents: Investigation by the DCA or Board Enforcement Unit If you receive a phone call or letter from a Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) or Board investigator (Medical Board of California, California Board of Psychology, the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or the California Board of Registered Nursing) your professional license, career, and livelihood… read more

Received an Accusation With Allegations of Substance Abuse Violations

| Posted in Licensing Defense on November 27, 2022

Being a healthcare professional is a rewarding career but also comes with its demands and stressors. The profession can require working long hours to help others in physical and emotional need, thereby sacrificing the healer’s personal and family life. This has never been more true than during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The pressure on the healthcare… read more

How Does a DUI Affect Your Medical License?

| Posted in Medical License on November 18, 2022

We all know that it is dangerous to drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Even so, there may be occasions when we think that we are fine to drive after having a few drinks – only to later realize that we probably should have taken an Uber. In some situations, this may… read more

Criminal Conviction – the Potential Impact to a Physician’s Medical License

| Posted in Licensing Defense,News on October 19, 2022

Physicians with Criminal Convictions A question that our office commonly receives is how a criminal conviction may impact a Physician’s Medical License. Unfortunately, this question does not have a simple bright line answer.  This is because each case, and underlying criminal conviction, is different and needs to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  Business and… read more

California Medical Board Disclosures Relating to a Criminal Conviction & Subsequent Disciplinary Action

| Posted in Medical Malpractice on August 7, 2022

The Medical Board of California is responsible for regulating the practice of medicine in the state. In this role, the Board issues licenses to physicians and surgeons and also investigates allegations of professional misconduct. When appropriate, the Medical Board may also take disciplinary action against a licensee. In order to ensure that California doctors are… read more

California License Denial Appeals

| Posted in Licensing Defense on April 4, 2022

Student nurses are part of the backbone of medical practice. When not in classes or studying, they work under close supervision to develop nursing skills and contribute directly or indirectly to patient care. More recently, unlicensed nursing students in California were recruited to help the state’s healthcare professionals fight the effects of COVD-19.  Although they… read more

Updates To Nursing License Applications: Conviction Disclosures No Longer Required But Recommended

| Posted in News on March 11, 2022

You’ve spent four long but exciting years studying for your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Now all those classes are over (for now!) and you’re getting ready to fill out your RN license application. There’s only one thing you’re concerned about- your criminal record. You made a mistake that resulted in a DUI charge… read more

Accused of Diverting Drugs

| Posted in News on December 8, 2021

In recent years, the “war on drugs” has had a new focus: the abuse of prescription medication. While street drugs remain popular, an influx of new prescription pain medications in the late 1990s helped to fuel an opioid epidemic that killed 50,000 Americans in 2019 alone. It is little wonder, then, that state and federal… read more