Licensing Defense

California License Denial Appeals

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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


Interim Suspension Order

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It took years, but you finally completed an exciting yet demanding Medical, Nursing, or Physical Therapy school program, or another career-paving post-graduate degree. Now you’ve been notified by your state licensing board that a complaint has been filed against you, and an Interim Suspension Order (ISO) will be in place until an investigation is complete…. read more


Petition to Reinstate Medical License

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Physicians in California are regulated by the Medical Board of California (MBC) or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California (OMBC). Violations of the rules and regulations surrounding the practice of medicine may result in disciplinary action. Depending on the severity of the violation, the sanction may include a more serious penalty of suspension or revocation… read more


California Nursing License Placed on Probation

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There are few careers more rewarding than nursing. As a nurse, you provide direct patient care, helping people through some of the most challenging times in their lives. Yet being a nurse can also be stressful, and requires compliance with a set of strict rules imposed by the state’s licensing board. In California, if you… read more


Dental Board of CA Disciplinary Actions

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Please Note: The Law Office of Nicole Irmer represents and defends California dentists, dental assistants, and other California dental professionals who are going through disciplinary actions. We are a professional defense law firm and do not file individual consumer complaints or actions against individuals. If you’re interested in filing a consumer dental complaint with the… read more


The Medical Board Request for Interview

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Each year, the Medical Board of California (MBC) receives more than 8,000 complaints about physicians. Once a complaint is received, it is reviewed by the MBC’s Central Complaint Unit (CCU) to determine if the issue is within the Board’s jurisdiction. If so, then the CCU staff will begin the investigation process. Check the medical board… read more


Terminating the Doctor-Patient Relationship / Patient Abandonment

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Learn About Patient Abandonment: What is a Patient Abandonment? What leads to allegations? Should a physician hire an attorney? Over the course of your practice, there may come a time where you need to end a relationship with a patient. Perhaps the patient is non-compliant, has shown up to appointments while under the influence, or… read more


Public Reprimand | What Is It? Why They Are Important

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Page Contents: What is a Public Reprimand Public Reprimand vs. Discipline Does Public Reprimand Affect Ability to Practice Medicine? How Long Will a Public Reprimand Remain Online? Contact a Public Reprimand Lawyer A public reprimand — which may also be referred to as reproval or may be called an “LPR” (Letter of Public Reprimand) —… read more


FAQ on Excessive Opioid Prescription Investigations

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The scourge of opioid addiction and the skyrocketing rate of opioid overdoses across the country have fueled a wave of criminal prosecutions and disciplinary actions against medical practitioners who prescribe these drugs. While prosecuting and/or disciplining those who prescribe opioids criminally or negligently is a laudable goal, too often, innocent healthcare providers are ensnared in… read more


How Does A DUI Affect Your Nursing License?

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Learn More: Frequently asked questions Disclosure agreements Defending against the BRN? How to protect your nursing license The nurses we see in our practice for DUI defense never intended to drive under the influence. Some nurse’s blood alcohol levels (BAC) are only slightly above the legal limit, whereas others may be two to five times… read more