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Doctor's license suspended over alleged unsanitary practices

Tidiness and sanitary matters can be an issue in any workplace. In most workplaces, though, the most being accused of being untidy or engaging in unsanitary behavior will lead to is a person facing the ire of their coworkers or bosses. For medical professionals, however, such accusations are a much bigger deal. Given the harm unsanitary practices in the medical setting can cause to patients, medical boards take such allegations incredibly seriously. Allegations of unsanitary practices can lead to a doctor facing significant disciplinary actions. Their physician's license could even be at risk. This can be seen in a matter that has come up in a neighboring state.

What is the Voluntary Recovery Program?

Chemical dependency can have vast impacts on a healthcare professional. It can affect all aspects of one's life and endanger a person's entire career. One thing a healthcare professional who is struggling with such problems may wonder is what possible sources of help are out there.

Doctor accused of sexting during surgeries suspended

Cellphones and text messaging have become rather ubiquitous things in today's society. Given this, it is not too surprising that allegations sometimes arise that a person texted at a time or in a manner that they shouldn't have. Texting while driving is probably the best-known type of such allegations, but it certainly isn't the only type. Another field allegations of improper texting can sometimes come up in is the medical field. Recently, a physician in another state has had allegations of texting misconduct leveled against him.

Life after alcohol/drug abuse allegations

Sadly, many people here in America struggle with problems with drugs or alcohol. Medical professionals are not immune to this affliction. In fact, given the high-stress nature of the medical profession, substance abuse is something that doctors and other medical workers can be particularly vulnerable to. When a doctor has drug/alcohol abuse allegations leveled against them, they may think that their career is essentially over and that they have no hope of bouncing back. A rather inspiring come-back story regarding a physician indicates that this doesn't have to be the case.

Provisional Denial of Application for RN Licensure by Endorsement

We recently represented a nurse who voluntarily relinquished his license in the state of California six years ago due to noncompliance with the California Monitoring Program. The nurse had tested positive for marijuana during an employment urine screen.

Nurse suspended over alleged violations of nursing board order

Sometimes, a disciplinary proceeding against a nurse will result in the state's nursing board issuing an order which places certain conditions on the nurse. Accusations of violating the conditions of such an order can lead to a nurse temporarily or permanently losing their license to practice nursing.

Doctors and drug abuse/addiction

It is a sad reality that drug abuse/addiction problems afflict some physicians. A recent review of government data conducted by USA TODAY indicates that, every year, around 103,000 U.S. doctors, health care aides, nurses and medical technicians struggle with drug problems.

Temporary license suspension issued against family physician

There are a great many standards that doctors are supposed to comply with in their practice of medicine. These standards touch on a wide variety of different issues, including: interactions with patients, the treatment of patients, the prescribing of medications, the disinfecting of instruments, the keeping of records and the handling of samples. Accusations of having violated these sorts of professional standards can put a doctor at risk of losing their medical license.

When to Request Employer Evaluations

Many hospitals and healthcare providers perform annual employee evaluations. As a nurse or medical resident, it is important to request a copy of each evaluation which you should save for your records.

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