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. The first of the Accusations dealt with charges against out of state registered nurses licensed in the State of California.
However, this initiative appears to have been the result of other media scrutiny of the Board of Registered Nursing’s enforcement program, and its alleged short-comings. As a result, the Board of Registered Nursing in the State of California has been on an enforcement blitz. The Board now appears to be targeting individuals with just one drug or alcohol conviction, or with violations of the law, that in the past, would have not resulted in Accusations. Now, licensees are facing the loss or discipline of their license for what may be just aberrant and unfortunate mistakes. As a result, if you get just one DUI, it may be worth consulting a professional license defense attorney.
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This blog is meant to be informational. It is not meant to be all-encompassing legal advice. If you are facing a situation involving your professional license, seek counsel from a licensed attorney.