The California Board of Registered Nursing makes it very clear that nurses are not allowed to issue or dispense medication without a prescription from a medical physician.
Recently a RN Client was accused of practicing outside the scope of his license and dispensing medication without a standing order or prescription; a formal Accusation was filed. After demonstrating that it was this act was in conformity to hospital norms (which does not exculpate the underlying actions), our office was able to negotiate a Public Reproval. A Pubic Reproval is type of discipline issued by the Board for minor infractions. Reprovals, generally, do not restrict oneâ€™s License. In this case, our clientâ€™s license was not restricted.
If you have been contacted by an investigator or have had an Accusation filed against you do not hesitate in contacting our office at (619) 237-6130.
*The foregoing summary does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter*