Professional oversight of licensed medical professionals falls to individual state agencies. According to a recent article, nursing boards in many different states have tigthened their oversight protocols in the past 15 years.
The Florence Nightingale effect may provide romantic fodder for Hollywood dramatizations, but real life is an entirely different matter. Indeed, alleged boundary violations may give way to litigation and other professional consequences, such as a negligence lawsuit and/or losing one’s medical or nursing license. Fortunately, state laws and professional ethical codes do offer some guidance.
Is the path to mental health recovery as straightforward as treatments for physical ailments? For example, if something goes awry and a mental health patient commits suicide, should that behavior have been foreseen?
A recent story illustrates just how much is at stake when an individual has to defend against a negligence claim, and possibly his or her professional license.
Since 2000, a group called the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has been working to facilitate mobility among nurses who seek to work in different states.
Dentistry is a collaborative activity. The dentist and the dental hygienist of course work closely together. But patients too play a role in caring for their teeth in between office visits.
As a pharmacist, you are an heir to a great healing tradition. It's a tradition that reaches back to Greek and Latin antiquity in the search for suitable treatments and medications.
The Pennsylvania Code contains detailed provisions on the biennial license renewal process for registered nurses.
As a licensed health care professional, you may not have had much reason to think before about the authority of your profession's governing body. You worked hard to get your license and that was enough.
We recently represented a medical doctor who applied to Pennsylvania for a medical license. The doctor's medical license was previously revoked by the State of New York in 1995 for inappropriately touching two patients and a technician as well as several malpractice verdicts against him. Our client reapplied for licensure in New York in 2000 but was denied. Our client applied for licensure in two other states, most recently in 2010; however, both of these applications for licensure were denied.