Nursing License Defense
California Nursing License Defense Lawyer
Experience Representing Clients Before The Board Of Registered Nursing
The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is the agency that oversees nursing practice in California. Under the umbrella of the Department of Consumer Affairs, the BRN licenses and regulates registered nurses and certified advance practice nurses. The BRN enforces and regulates nursing practices under the Nursing Practice Act. Complaints that nurses face include:
- Allegations of gross negligence while caring for patients
- Conviction of a misdemeanor or felony
- Abuse of alcohol or drugs
- Diversion of controlled substances
Complaints against nurses may be filed by patients, family members, co-workers or employers. If a nurse is terminated for cause, the employer is required to report the termination to the BRN. Once a complaint is made, the case will be investigated either by the Department of Consumer Affairs or by a BRN special investigator.
If a nurse is convicted of a crime such as driving under the influence (DUI), that conviction will be reported to the BRN, which will trigger a disciplinary action. A DUI conviction or any conviction involving use or possession of drugs and alcohol is considered a violation of the Nursing Practice Act.
A conviction does not automatically result in a revocation of a nursing license. Hiring the right nursing license attorney will save your license. I have resolved DUI convictions with simply a citation and a fine, a Letter of Public Reprimand, or probation that allows the nurse to continue working.
Protecting Your Nursing License Against Misconduct Allegations
If you have or may have engaged in conduct that puts your registered nursing (RN) license in jeopardy, you need to get an experienced professional license defense attorney on your side. You worked hard to obtain your RN license, so you must do everything possible to make sure you keep it and maintain your career and professional reputation.
A disciplinary action is a serious threat that requires an attorney who has the experience and knowledge to guide you through the process. If you face accusations of unprofessional conduct, gross negligence or incompetence, contact us at Kravitz & Chan, and one of our attorneys will speak to you personally about your case and start your defense.
Skilled Representation For All Licensed Nurses
Kravitz & Chan practices exclusively in professional licensing defense. We represent all types of nurses facing investigations and revocation proceedings with the California nursing board, including:
- Registered nurses (RNs)
- Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs)
- Licensed practical nurses (LPNs)
- Nurse practitioners (NPs)
- Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs)
- Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs)
Assisting With Petitions For Reinstatement
The BRN allows any individual who had his or her nursing licensed revoked to petition for reinstatement. We have successfully represented numerous nurses in this process. If you have had your nursing license revoked by the BRN or you surrendered your nursing license and would like to get information about reinstatement, contact Kravitz & Chan in Sacramento by calling 800-248-5787.