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Could a common mistake jeopardize your nursing career?

Professional license inquiries against doctors often get media coverage. However, it is important to remember that other medical professionals may also be subjected to an investigation from the applicable licensing board. In such event, an attorney who focuses on medical licensing can help protect an individual’s rights.


Most employers, including all major hospitals that I am aware of, routinely perform written job evaluations. If your employer does annual job evaluations, it is in your best interest to obtain a copy of each evaluation and keep it for a minimum of five (5) years.


I recently represented a registered nurse who was accused of altering a prescription. The nurse was employed at a local hospital in the outpatient surgery unit. The patient was given a prescription by a doctor for morphine 10mg. The pharmacist told the patient that the pill only came in 15mg. tablets. The patient conveyed this information to the nurse. The nurse contacted the doctor who instructed the nurse to write a new prescription for morphine15mg tablets and sign the doctor's name to the prescription. The nurse made a note on the original prescription, writing on it "15". Her intention was to contact her supervisor so that the doctor could write a new prescription.

Increase in Investigations Leads To Increased Prosecution By the Dental Board for Possession of Outdated Drugs

In the past 6 months,  we have seen an increase in prosecutions by the State Dental Board for possession of outdated drugs.  We believe that an overall increase in the number of investigations is the cause of this.

Could illegal evidence challenge be physician's winning defense?

In two recent posts, we touched on prescription drug monitoring. A recent criminal case against a Florida physician illustrates how much can be at stake when a prescription is scrutinized for medical malpractice and/or a challenge to one’s professional license.


On June 30, 2016, the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program Act (ABC-MAP) went into effect. . This Act provides for prescription drug monitoring and places requirements on pharmacists and physicians to use the new electronic system.

Can a doctor's discretion be challenged by a licensing board?

Abuses in the prescription of opioid drugs have been the topic of recent media coverage, such as the apparent overdose of musical artist Prince. This raises the question: Could a doctor find his or her medical license in danger after issuing an opioid prescription that resulted in overdose?


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