I Received Allegations & Need More Time to Answer, What Should I Do?
By Barbara Forshier on September 6th, 2022 in
I Received Allegations and Need More Time to Answer the Licensing Board. What Should I Do?
If you received allegations and feel you need more time to answer, you do have the right to request an extension, and in many cases, that is what we recommend. When you receive information from the licensing board about nursing allegations against you, you often have very little time to respond. If the accusations are accurate or are the result of a simple mixup, a party might be able to respond in time by either confessing that the accusations are true or providing evidence that the allegations were intended for another party.
Most situations are more nuanced than that, though. This is why you need a lawyer for nursing disciplinary actions. Your lawyer can help you request an extension, which should give you enough time to respond properly to the allegations. It is better to request an extension and make a full, complete response to the allegations than to rush a response simply to make the original deadline.
Remember, your license and the future of your nursing career are at stake here. If asking for some extra time could help you better protect your license, go the extra step to request an extension.
Should I Tell My Manager that I Received Allegations From the Licensing Board?
This can be tricky ground to navigate. You don’t want to mislead your employer, but you also don’t want to put your career at risk unnecessarily. Before you decide whether or not to discuss your allegations with your employer, talk your options over with your attorney. While it may ultimately be in your best interest to disclose the allegations to your employer, it may also be unnecessary if the allegations are ultimately unfounded. You do not have a legal obligation to tell your employer, so it’s best to discuss your unique situation with your lawyer and make a plan based on that information.
It is best to first, and quickly, discuss these allegations with a nursing license defense attorney. Barbara Forshier at Forshier Law is ready to help you defend your license in your time of need, contact our firm today.