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Defending your Professional License

Your career, business and professional license are the cornerstone of your future, and that of your family. We all understand the importance of the government’s role in ensuring that each licensee is equipped with the knowledge, background, and experience to be licensed by the State of California.

Contractor’s State License Board Enforcement Stings

From March 8-10, 2011, the Contractor’s State License Board conducted one of your twice yearly undercover sting operations in order to catch unlicensed contractors. 736

California Board of Registered Nursing Accusations

Starting in July 2010, the California Board of Registered Nursing started filing Accusations (charges of violations of the law) against licensed nurses in the State of California in response to a report issued, comparing enforcement information of the Board with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s license verification database.

What do I do if an Accustion is Filed Against my License?

If you receive an Accusation from your licensing Board or Agency, you have been charged with violating the rules and regulations governing your license. You may have a conviction which the licensing agency believes is substantially related to the practice of your profession;

AVVO GUIDE TO DEFENDING YOUR LICENSE BY SCOTT J. HARRIS.

Here is a Basic Guide to Defending an Accusation that I have created for AVVO.COM. For More information, contact Scott J. Harris, Esq., at 323-370-6139.

As Nurses do more, More Regulations Are Likely to Come

As reported by the LA Times today, (see article link below), the role of nurses is going to expand in the coming years. As nurse practitioners begin to take on the role of primary care providers, at some point, new regulations are bound to arise.

Los Angeles Massage Parlor Regulation and Defense

Last week, the LA Times had an op-ed piece about the City of Los Angeles and its enforcement, or lack there of, regarding laws regulating massage parlors. 731

CA Medical Board Revokes License of Fertility Doctor

As reported by the LA Times, in its Article entitled, “California medical board revokes license of ‘Octomom’ doctor”, the Medical Board of California has taken action as the result of charges related to gross negligence in the practice of medicine by a fertility Doctor.

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology – Outlaws Fish Pedis

The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology has outlawed fish pedicures. Don’t know what this is? A so-called fish predicure is when you place your feet into a tub full of carp that eat away at the dead skin of your feet. Sound clean?

Is the California Medical Baord a Failed Regulator?

According to the LA Times, the California Medical Board may be a “failed regulator”. You can view the LA Times article on this topic by visiting this link What does this mean for California doctors? It could mean that they are truly less regulated.

Bureau of Automotive Repair gets an ISO in Los Angeles

The California Department of Consumers Affairs and the Bureau of Automotive Repair have indicated that they have obtained an Interim Suspension Order (“ISO”) against a Los Angeles Smog Check Emissions Technician and Automotive Repair Dealer for clean-piping.

California Athletic Commission Re-Interprets Rule 399

UFC fighter Chael Sonnen can reapply for a license any time after his license expires. The California Athletic Commission has reviewed its decision, and because they have suspended Sonnen’s license, and not revoked it, he is free to seek relicensure as soon as his license expires.

Controversy at the Comission on Teacher Credentialing

Top leaders of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing are stepping down after criticism over how the agency has been run, and how they have conducted investigations and discipline teachers. How will this change affect teachers?  

Medical Licenses (Nurse, Doctor, Therapist, Dental, Etc.) and the Uniform Standard of Substance Abuse

The laws and rules that govern how state professional licensing agencies like the Board of Registered Nursing, Medical Board of California, Dental Board of California, and others, govern licensees with substance abuse problems changed significantly starting in January 2010.

Contractors’ State License Board – Now Issuing LLC Licenses

Starting in 2012, the Contractors’ State License Board (CSLB) is now issuing licenses to Limited Liability Companies, in addition to corporations and individuals. 629

Defend your Professional License Against an Accusation – File your Notice of Defense

If your licensing agency serves you with an Accusation, you must submit a Notice of Defense in order to secure your rights to defend yourself. Usually you will have only 15 days from the date on which the Accusation was sent to you to file the Notice of Defense.

Call Today To Learn About Your Legal Options

As a professional license defense attorney, I am committed to your professional future.
I represent clients in Los Angeles County and throughout California in a wide range of professional license defense matters.

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