Can I Meet with a Patient After they are Discharged? In short, no, it is not okay to meet with a patient after they are discharged. This would be considered a former client or patient. Both the Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy (BBHT) and the Board of Social Work (BoSW) have laws/rules regarding intimate … Read More
Common Reasons Nurses Get in Trouble with the Board The Board of Nursing investigates a wide range of allegations and complaints. Some of the most common reasons they take disciplinary action against nurses include: Criminal convictions that prevent the nurse from keeping their license or that may make them unfit to continue working in the … Read More
Can I Turn to the Media or Social Media for Support? I Believe the Board of Nursing is Unfairly Targeting Me.
Taking your issues with the Board of Nursing to the media or to your own social media accounts is akin to throwing gasoline on a bonfire. If you’re entangled in allegations, you are already on treacherous ground. Accusing the Board of Nursing of targeting you or treating you unfairly will only make the situation more … Read More
In short, hiring an attorney does not make you look guilty. Some of the clients that come to us do so late in the process, having already met with the Board of Nursing. By the time they come to us, they have realized that the Board is moving to take serious action against them, and … Read More
An attorney can certainly help you defend your license. The effectiveness of the defense depends on the allegations you’re facing and the amount of evidence against you. If you are facing allegations for something you did and that you admit to, your nursing license attorney may primarily engage in damage control. This involves limiting the … Read More
The Allegations Against Me are Completely Unfounded. Do I Really Need a Lawyer to Fight Something that is Untrue?
This is perhaps one of the most common questions nursing license defense attorneys get. You do really need a lawyer if allegations have been made against you, because you will be required to appear before the Board in a trial-like setting. Many people believe that the truth is a bulletproof defense against license revocation or … Read More
I Have a Substance Abuse Problem and I’m Ready to Face it Head-On. Should I Self-Report to the Board of Nursing?
A commitment to substance abuse treatment is commendable, and it’s something that can better your own life and make you a more successful nurse. However, before you decide to self-report to the Board of Nursing, consult a nursing license lawyer. Depending on what you reveal to the Board of Nursing, you may be asked to … Read More
Common Causes of Diversion The allegation of diversion is a drug-related allegation. There are many reasons why a nurse might be accused of diversion. See common causes of diversion below: Discrepancies in your controlled substance administration and the amount wasted. Failing to scan controlled substances. Be sure to alert management if you have scanner problems … Read More