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 one’s License. In this case, our client’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*