We represent licensed nurses in the state of California who are under investigation by investigatory agencies or regulatory boards including RNs, LVNs, LPNs, CNAs and traveling nurses.
If you have done something that puts your California nursing license in jeopardy with the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), you need to contact the law offices of Lucy S. McAllister J.D. for legal advice as soon as possible. Having worked very hard for your nursing license, you should do everything possible to make sure you keep it, to protect your livelihood and maintain your professional reputation.
A disciplinary action by the California Bureau of Registered Nursing or other licensing authority is a serious threat and requires a strategic response. There are several different investigatory agencies and regulatory boards that oversee nursing practices in California. When there has been a complaint or a legal action that jeopardizes the status of your license, it can be a very scary situation. Most of the complaints that nurses face involve allegations of dereliction of duties, gross negligence while caring for a patient, or abuse of alcohol or drugs, which includes controlled substances. There are several different turning points in the investigation and hearing process where an attorney like Lucy S. McAllister can make all the difference in your future as a nurse.
If you face accusations of unprofessional conduct, it is best to get California Nursing License defense attorney Lucy S. McAllister involved in the case as early in the process as possible. Call us toll free at (877) 280-9944.
Here are links to important information for California nursing professionals under investigation by the BRN or California Department of Public Health’s Professional Certification Branch (CNAs):
- 10 Reasons You Can Lose Your Nursing License in California
- Criminal Charges: How To Protect Your California Nursing License
- Are You a California Nurse Who Has Been Accused of Diverting Drugs?
- Are You a Nurse Charged with a DUI?
- Charting Errors by Nurses: Don’t Put Your Nursing License at Risk
- Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Investigations
Learn more about the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), the BRN Complaint Process, the BRN Intervention Process, and Professional License Reinstatement for California Nurses:
- Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
- The BRN Complaint Process
- The Intervention Program
- Professional License Reinstatement
Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT)
The California Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) operates along similar lines as the BRN, but is charged with overseeing the licensing, regulation, and discipline for vocational nurses. When a nurse faces a complaint brought to the BVNPT, it usually involves allegations that the nurse was not competent in the performance of his or her duties, acted in a grossly negligent manner, or was convicted of a crime. Anybody can register a complaint if he believes that there has been a violation of applicable licensing regulations. A complaint proceeding before the BVNPT may involve the Office of Administrative Hearings, the Office of the Attorney General, and the Department of Consumer Affairs, Division of Investigation as part of the investigation and hearing. As with the process before the BRN, experienced professional license defense attorney Lucy S. McAllister can minimize the impact of your mistake on your professional livelihood when the BVNPT has initiated a disciplinary proceeding.
If you have made a mistake and now face a disciplinary proceeding, acting quickly to get the right help is the best thing that you can do for yourself and your career. To discuss a complaint that may impact your nursing license, please please contact attorney for nurses Lucy S. McAllister in our San Francisco office at (415) 939-9396 or in San Jose at (408) 947-5946. She has the expertise to get you the best possible results.
- California Board of Registered Nursing Complaint Information
- Health Care Related State Agencies
- Specialty and Advanced Practice Groups
- Nursing Associations
- Nursing Groups and Commissions
- American Nurses Association in California
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