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4 tips for protecting your nursing license

Wanting to go into the medical field may have been a dream of yours since you were a child. When you reached the age of choosing your career path, you may not have hesitated before deciding that you wanted to be a nurse. The idea of helping others, continually learning on the job and feeling accomplished may have bolstered this decision.

When you received your nursing license, you and your family may have felt immensely proud. However, it is important to remember that your license is not a permanent fixture and that you need to work to protect it. Some mistakes -- whether on your part or someone else's -- could put your license at risk and result in an administrative hearing.

Doctor license defense may be necessary after serious accusations

A California doctor is facing the serious allegation of using a dirty needle while treating patients. At this time, the Medical Board of California is looking into these accusations, but he is currently practicing, and his license remains valid. While the case is ongoing, he still may benefit from working to prepare a strong doctor license defense strategy.

The doctor is specifically accused of using needles on a 2-year-old patient and a 10-year-old patient that were dirty, taken from a box that expired more than five years earlier. A medical assistant claims that she saw the doctor use these needles, which apparently came from his own home. Allegedly, the box also contained rodent droppings and evidence of insects as well. It is not clear if there is any physical, photo or video evidence of the dirty needles.

Safeguarding your California real estate license

Not every real estate agent has a reality TV show selling properties in exotic locations. In fact, most are normal people like you who have built a satisfying career helping others find their dream homes or commercial properties.

The process of becoming a California real estate agent can be exciting and also tedious. You took hours of coursework, studied for your exam and submitted your application. It was worth it to have a job you enjoy and that has the potential for significant financial benefits.  Despite how long it took to obtain your real estate license and build your brand and clientele, you could lose your license in the blink of an eye. The last thing you want to do is make a mistake that can cost you your career.

College doctor may need doctor license defense help

A gynecologist who worked with the University of California, Los Angeles is facing serious accusations of sexually assaulting a student who was under his care. The doctor has been practicing medicine for over 30 years, and according to what one can find online, his record is clear. However, he may want to move forward with building a doctor license defense strategy in the near future. 

The woman who brings these allegations against the doctor has filed a lawsuit against the university, the doctor and other parties. She claims that the doctor inappropriately touched her body for nonmedical reasons during a visit in 2017. In addition to the supposed physical contact, she claims that he also made sexually inappropriate comments toward her as well. As a result, she alleges that she is experiencing mental and emotional duress. 

Dentists may also need doctor license defense help

California medical providers who make mistakes or exhibit behaviors or practices that endanger patients face the risk of losing their medical license. This is not just a possibility for doctors or surgeons. Dentists could also face allegations that could compromise their careers. This may lead to a need for a strong doctor license defense strategy.

Recently, a young boy in the state passed away during a dental procedure. This tragic event has brought increased scrutiny regarding how many dentists operate and run their practices. California law requires dentists providing anesthesia for patients to have at least two assistants in the room. One of these individuals must be able to provide pediatric life support services in the event of an emergency. 

Doctor license defense for practitioner fighting for career

A California doctor is fighting for her career after coming under scrutiny for how she prescribes certain types of medications to her patients. This doctor is facing accusations of over-prescribing opioid medications to her patients, but she strongly contends that her methods are appropriate for people dealing with addictions and medication dependency. As she responds to the accusations against her, she will benefit from a strong doctor license defense. 

A state regulatory agency has accused her of improper practices and unprofessional conduct. She says that she is helping people who have been taking excessive amounts of dangerous medications, some of whom are living with chronic pain. She is accused of over prescribing opioids, but she says that by handling their medications like she does, she is able to reduce their dependency on these medicines.

Doctor license defense necessary after patient overdoses

In California and elsewhere, doctors have the obligation to provide patients with a certain standard of care. When doctors fail in this duty, patients can suffer harm, and doctors can face the revocation or suspension of their medical license. When a medical professional is facing accusations of negligence or improper patient care, it can result in the need for that individual to seek doctor license defense help.

A doctor in another state is currently facing accusations of providing patients with substandard care who were already struggling with substance abuse problems. Reports indicate that eight of his recent patients passed away from overdoses. His medical license is currently suspended for a period of one year. Allegations allege that he gave patients certain types of prescription medications without following proper procedures or showing regard for safety measures. 

Doctor license defense and criminal defense for Salinas doctor

A California doctor is facing criminal charges for domestic violence, which has led to a suspension of his medical license while the case is pending. Medical professionals facing criminal allegations of any kind would be wise to start working on their criminal defense, as well as their doctor license defense. Both their personal freedom and their ability to practice medicine are on the line. 

This particular doctor is facing several felony charges, including assault, attempted murder, threats to commit crimes and more. The medical licensing board has suspended his license, meaning he can no longer perform surgery or see patients. He pleaded no contest to domestic violence and attempting to cause bodily harm. He is facing a prison sentence of up to seven years. 

California on a short list threatening professional license holders

Nursing has always been a valued and esteemed profession -- candidly, a calling of the heart - in California and elsewhere. Skilled nurses play a key role in care delivery and the promotion of optimal patient outcomes.

It's no surprise that becoming a nurse in California is a challenging proposition. Employment in the profession is preceded by mandatory training that is both lengthy and thorough. Licensing credentials are hard-earned.

Can social media posts damage your medical career?

You may expect certain repercussions if you made a mistake in your medical or nursing practice. A surgical error, medication mistake or misdiagnosis can injure a patient as well as jeopardize your medical license and career. However, did you know that changing your Facebook status could have a similar effect?

It may seem ridiculous to think that your social media status could cause someone harm or even place your California license to practice medicine at risk. Nevertheless, if a post violates the privacy rights of one of your patients, it could have far-reaching consequences.

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