CA Nursing Licenses: Fingerprint Requirements Lead to Background Checks and BRN Investigations

Title 16, California Code of Regulations, Sections 1419, 1419.1, and 1419.3 Require Fingerprints For CA Nursing License Renewals

Prior to 1990, the California Board of Registered Nursing did not require nurses submitting renewal applications to provide fingerprints at the time of application. Background information was also not required for license renewals. Since then however, the rules and the law have changed. Title 16, California Code of Regulations, Sections 1419, 1419.1, and 1419.3 require […]

What Type of Attorney Should You Hire if You Have Criminal Charges & Your License Is At Risk?

Hybrid California Criminal and Licensing Law Cases : Which Attorney Should You Hire?

If you are a California licensed professional who has received notice that you are under investigation by your licensing board or administrative authority? If so, you need to seek the counsel of an experienced licensing law attorney immediately. But depending on the reason you are under investigation, the type of licensing attorney you hire can […]

Finding A Licensing Lawyer: Do You Need A Local Attorney or Do You Need the Best Attorney?

California Professionals Facing License Denials, Revocation or Suspension

Any California professional under investigation by their licensing authority needs the legal advice and counsel of an experienced, qualified licensing lawyer. But is it important to have one who is in your geographic area? Can you work with a lawyer outside your local area to expand your options for finding the best possible legal representation […]

Health Care Professionals: Collateral Consequences From Pleading Guilty To Criminal Charges

Get the Facts: How Guilty Pleas Impact Your License and Professional Practice

If you are a health care provider and you are under investigation by a licensing board such as the California Board of Registered Nursing or other licensing authority (CA Department of Consumer Affairs), you should be aware of the consequences to your practice and license from pleading guilty to any criminal charges. In most cases, […]

Auto Repair Shops and Smog Check Inspection Station License Denials Due To Insurance Fraud Charges

Hire the Right Attorney if Faced with Both Criminal & Licensing Legal Issues

If you are a California professional with an auto repair business or smog check operation, you should know of the risk to your California license from taking actions which could constitute insurance fraud. The California Bureau of Auto Repair (BAR) within the Department of Consumer Affairs currently holds the responsibility for regulating and administering disciplinary […]

Since July 1, 2012, nearly all licensed professionals in the State of California have been subject to losing their licenses to practice their professions (as well as their drivers licenses) if they are included in California’s list of the top 500 largest tax delinquents. Assembly Bill 1424, the Delinquent Taxpayer Accountability Act, is aimed at the state’s biggest […]

California Travel Nurse License Defense: Multi-State Licenses & Risk From Lack of Disclosure

Why You Must Disclose Criminal Actions and/or Disciplinary Actions In Other States You Are Licensed In

If you are a licensed California Traveling Nurse and are licensed in multiple states, you need to know the risk to your license from undeclared and disclosed criminal actions and/or disciplinary actions by a nursing licensing board or authority in another state. With the infusion of the internet, state board of nursing and licensing authority […]

Why CA Unionized Nurses Should Not Merely Rely on A Union Representative in Cases of Licensing Violations

Why A California Union Representative Can't Be the Panacea for Registered, LVN and LPN Nursing License Violations

If you are a California Nurse under investigation by the Bureau of Registered Nursing and you are a member of the California Association of Nurses/Nursing United, you need to understand the limits of your union representative in a case of a license violation. In the case of a charting error, for example, you may be […]

If you are a California registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse, you need to know the increased risk to your nursing license associated charting requirements in an era where reduced staffing in today’s health care environments is the norm. Charting errors are a classic reason that many nurses receive letters of inquiry from the […]

What Type of Licensing Attorney Makes the Most Sense For Your Legal Situation?

Why You May Need an Attorney Skilled in Criminal AND Licensing Law

If you are a California licensed professional who has received notice that you are under investigation by your licensing board or administrative authority? If so, you need to seek the counsel of an experienced licensing law attorney immediately. But depending on the reason you are under investigation, the type of licensing attorney you hire can […]