October 2014 Archives

Ten Year Automatic Suspension of RN's License for Felony Conviction Under the Drug Act

In August 2013, the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing drastically changed the interpretation of the statute governing suspension of a nursing license for a violation under the Controlled Substance, Drug, and Device and Cosmetic Act.

The Consequences of a DUI for a Healthcare Provider

This past year, the healthcare boards have stepped up their investigations of healthcare workers who have been arrested for DUI. The Boards have contracted with a company to investigate the arrest of healthcare workers. What we are finding is that shortly after an arrest; healthcare workers are being notified by the Professional Health Monitoring Program (PHMP) that they may be eligible for the Voluntary Recovery Program (VRP). The letter will inform the licensee that he or she should schedule a drug and alcohol evaluation with an approved evaluator, typically within seven (7) days. Failure to schedule this evaluation will result in your VRP file being closed and your information forwarded to the Department of State's Legal Division for further review and appropriate action.

If you are a licensed nurse, doctor, dentist, pharmacist or any other professional in Pennsylvania, call The Law Offices of Brian E. Quinn for help. Based in Philadelphia, our attorneys have decades of experience in the fields of professional license defense, criminal defense and family law.

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