What to Do If You Lose Your California Dentistry License

| Posted in Licensing Defense on June 10, 2024

Becoming a dentist takes a lot of time, work, and money. Once you have graduated from dental school and completed a residency, you will still need to pass examinations to secure a dental license. Given this, it can be devastating to learn that you may lose your license through disciplinary action. The Dental Board of… read more

Mandatory Reporting for Healthcare Practitioners

| Posted in Licensing Defense,News on June 17, 2023

One of the most challenging aspects of abuse is that it can be difficult to spot. This is particularly true when it comes to the abuse of children and older people, who are often being hurt by their caretakers. This makes it all the more important that professionals who are in a position to spot… read more

Disciplinary Actions Taken By Medical Boards

| Posted in Medical Malpractice on June 14, 2023

After working hard to establish yourself as a physician, you may be stunned to learn that a complaint has been filed against you. This situation can be incredibly stressful, particularly as you contemplate possible disciplinary actions that the medical board may take. Depending on the severity of the alleged violation, you could be facing anything… read more

The Danger of Surrendering Your Professional License

| Posted in Licensing Defense on May 2, 2023

In California, various licensing boards – such as the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and the Medical Board of California (MBC) – regulate their respective healthcare professions. In addition to setting licensure standards, these boards are responsible for investigating allegations of professional misconduct and other violations. Healthcare licensing boards can take disciplinary action, ranging… read more

Don’t Let Medical Record Mistakes Sink Your Career

| Posted in Medical Malpractice on April 10, 2023

On an average day, a healthcare professional will see patients, catch up on the latest research, and spend time doing administrative tasks. In particular, doctors, dentists, nurses, and other healthcare workers find themselves spending a substantial amount of time doing charts. This can often seem burdensome, as well as a distraction from patient care. Keeping… read more

Healthcare Anger Management

| Posted in Licensing Defense on April 4, 2023

On any given day, we all experience a range of emotions. Healthcare professionals are no different. They may be frustrated, happy, sad, or surprised, just like anyone else. However, when a particular emotion – anger – interferes with their work, it may result in a referral to their licensing Board for unprofessional conduct. Unprofessional conduct… read more

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