Licensing Defense

What to Do If You Lose Your California Dentistry License

Posted in Licensing Defense

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

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


The Danger of Surrendering Your Professional License

Posted in Licensing Defense

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


Healthcare Anger Management

Posted in Licensing Defense

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted in Licensing Defense,News

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 License Denial Appeals

Posted in Licensing Defense

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