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Nursing License Defense Attorneys in California

At Kosnett Law Professional Licensing Defense, our Los Angeles attorneys know just how important our clients’ nursing licenses are to their livelihoods and careers.

Licensed nurses throughout California are subject to professional standards defined by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and the Nursing Practice Act. When there are complaints about a nurse’s conduct, the standard of care, or an arrest, the consequences can be profound and require a skilled professional Los Angeles County nursing license defense attorney to pursue the best outcome for their unique needs.

Our defense attorneys represent licensed nurses throughout California and will fully investigate the claims made against you to build the best outcome for you, your profession, and your future, starting with a free consultation today.

When Should I Consult with a California Nursing License Defense Attorney?

At Kosnett Law, our licensing defense attorneys know that not all professional investigations are related to discipline, which is why we offer end-to-end legal representation for nurses throughout California.

Including all those who have been contacted by the Nursing Board or another disciplinary agency:

  • Cardiac nurses.
  • Certified nurse midwife.
  • Clinical nursing specialists.
  • Critical care nurses.
  • Family nurse practitioners.
  • Gerontological nurses.
  • Licensed practical nurses.
  • Mental health nursing.
  • Midwife.
  • Nurse anesthetists.
  • Nurse educator.
  • Nurse practitioners.
  • Nursing management.
  • Occupational health nurses.
  • Oncology nurses.
  • Orthopedic nurses.
  • Pediatric nurses.
  • Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners.
  • Public health nurses.
  • Registered Nurses.
  • Surgical nurses.
  • Travel nurses.

If you are contacted by an investigator, attorney, or administrator for the Board of Registered Nursing, or Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians, note their contact information, and call our California nursing license defense lawyers today. We will identify the issue and, when possible, resolve it at the earliest stage by replying directly to the investigator. Going forward, we will manage all future communication through our law firm in a manner that is documented and controlled, so your rights are protected from the start.

Any statements you make to an analyst or investigator can become admissions that can be used against you later, which makes having an experienced California nursing license defense attorney an integral part of your professional success.

That means you do not have to speak with the Board, or any other investigative branch, without understanding your legal rights and options to pursue the best outcome.

Our Los Angeles professional licensing defense attorneys for nurses represent existing professionals throughout California and assist future nurses in obtaining their licenses when obstacles like past criminal convictions are obstructing their professional paths.

What are the Most Common Types of Violations Alleged Against Nurses in California?

A nurse’s license can come under scrutiny at various stages of the licensing process, based upon a complaint, an ethical violation, or criminal conviction.

Common alleged nursing license violations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Criminal conviction and/or criminal history deemed “substantially related” to qualifications of a nurse.
  • DUI, alcohol, or substance abuse.
  • Gross negligence, repeated acts of negligence, and/or incompetence.
  • Standards of care issues.
  • Unprofessional conduct.

No matter what type of nursing license you hold, your conduct can be reviewed during the California Board of Registered Nursing disciplinary proceedings in California based on a complaint by a doctor, hospital, patient, or even an anonymous party.

Your success during these proceedings hinges on acting quickly. We can help. No matter where you work or live in California, our nursing license defense attorneys at Kosnett Law want to hear your story, so we can build a customized legal approach to producing solutions for your unique circumstances. Contact us today to learn more.

At Kosnett Law, our professional licensing defense attorneys also following services:

What Happens Once Contact From the Board of Registered Nursing Turns Into a Case?

Once contact from the board evolves into an actual case, the investigator will file an internal report, which may result in the filing of a statement of issues, denying an application for licensure, or an accusation, seeking to discipline an existing licensee through a warning, public reproval, probation, suspension, or complete revocation.

If a case is filed, we will defend our client in the Office of Administrative Hearings, or OAH. We engage in discovery, attempt a settlement, and then go to an evidentiary hearing, or trial, if necessary.

After the trial, the Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ, issues a Proposed Decision, which is then either adopted or not adopted by the Board.

If the Board adopts a decision unfavorable to the client, we can seek Reconsideration, and if that is denied, or not sought at all, then we can proceed to file a Petition for Writ of Administrative Mandamus or Mandate in the Superior Court.

We will attempt to resolve it in a way that saves your license, protects your reputation, and minimizes or eliminates any disciplinary actions.

We will also use our litigation skills and unique experience to provide premier defense services aimed at protecting the license critical to your work and career if charges arise from the complaint.

The firm’s policy is to provide free consultations, by telephone, online conference, or in our offices, to every person or business needing legal advice or representation. Our unmatched reputation in California extends throughout the United States, with international practice in the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe & Asia.

Kosnett Professional Licensing Defense Can Help with Your Board of Registered Nursing Case

Contact our skilled Kosnett Professional Licensing Defense Attorneys for Nurses in California today to schedule a free consultation by calling 310-445-5900 or contact us online to learn about our track record of success, and why it is second to none.

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